COP25 Kicks Off in Madrid with Participation of Morocco
Madrid – The 25th UN Climate Change Conference opened Monday in Madrid with the participation of 196 countries, including Morocco.
The Kingdom is represented at the conference by a large delegation led by Head of Government, Saad Dine El Otmani, and which includes Minister of Energy, Mining and Environment, Aziz Rebbah, Minister Delegate in charge of Moroccan Expatriates, Nezha El Ouafi, and Morocco’s ambassador to Spain, Karima Benyaich.
The conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
The conference furthermore serves to build ambition ahead of 2020, the year in which countries have committed to submit new and updated national climate action plans. Crucial climate action work will be taken forward in areas including finance, the transparency of climate action, forests and agriculture, technology, capacity building, loss and damage, indigenous peoples, cities, oceans and gender.
The UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 (2 – 13 December 2019) takes place under the Presidency of the Government of Chile and is held with logistical support from the Government of Spain.