Diversity and Innovations by Non-State Actors, Turning Point Towards Action
Marrakesh, 11/11/2016 (MAP), Diversity and innovations brought by non-state actors, NGOs and enterprises mark a turning point towards action, said, on Friday in Marrakesh, COP22 President Salaheddine Mezouar.
Mezouar, who visited the green zone in the Bab Ighli village which hosts the COP22, told the press after touring the stands that he was impressed by the level of organization and the implication of civil society and enterprises which have contributed immensely in the COP21 success, applauding their diversity and concrete actions as well as their spirit of initiative in favor of the fight against climate change and the success of this global event.
Accompanied by head of civil society area at the COP22 Driss El Yazami, Mezouar described the civil society as an essential stakeholder in negotiations under way, noting that the NGOs’ dynamism and freedom to think and act help decision-makers and parties and speed up the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The green zone, an area dedicated to all non-state actors involved in combating climate change, opened on Monday on the occasion of the commencement of the COP22 in Marrakesh on Nov. 7-18..
The green zone will house conferences, exhibitions, and parallel events aimed at sharing knowledge, experiences and good practices.