LeadersPres. Macron Welcomes Morocco’s Commitment to Climate Action

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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the UN conference on climate change (COP23) on November 15, 2017 in Bonn, western Germany. / AFP PHOTO / John MACDOUGALL
15 Nov

Pres. Macron Welcomes Morocco’s Commitment to Climate Action

Bonn – French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed, on Wednesday in Bonn, Morocco’s commitment to climate action.

In a statement at the COP23 high-level segment, in the presence of HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa who is representing HM King Mohammed VI, Macron said that the fight against climate change is one of the major present challenges, welcoming the commitment of Morocco which hosted the COP22 and is still fighting climate change at the international level.

Lauding action by the Fijian COP23 presidency, the French President called for firm and clear commitments by the international community to enrich scientific debates and help States with decision-making.

Recalling scientists’ warnings about environmental degradation, President Macron called for a faster enforcement of the Paris agreement, inviting the States, the private sector and non-state actors to shoulder their responsibilities.

At the European level, the French leader called for honouring commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing the emergence of renewable energy.

The COP23, held on Nov. 6-17 under the presidency of the Fiji Islands, is meant to devise rules and regulations that would help carry out the Paris Agreement aimed at curbing global temperature rise below 2° Celsius.

As part of the continuity of the Marrakech event, Fiji’s COP23 presidency makes it a top priority to preserve the multilateral consensus laid down in the Paris Agreement to substantially reduce greenhouse emissions, with the ambition of keeping the current momentum for the implementation of the said Agreement via a series of climate actions.

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