Morocco’s COP22 Presidency Takes Interest in Funding Anti-Climate Change Projects, FM
Rabat, 17/03/2017 (MAP) – Morocco’s COP22 presidency takes a special interest in funding projects to fight climate change, said chairman of the 22nd UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) Salaheddine Mezouar.
One of the major breakthrough of Marrakech is that non state actors and the private sector participated in the climate change dynamic, said Mezouar at a press briefing on the sidelines of a meeting by the COP22/CMP12/CMA1 office, held on Friday in Rabat.
It is important to maintain this dynamic to ensure that all initiatives and commitment taken at the level of states and non state actors take concrete substance through projects, said Mezouar, adding that “we cannot commit to projects with no funding”.
The Moroccan presidency takes also an interest in initiatives taken in Africa and Island states, as “we want that the COP22 momentum be maintained,” he said.
The Moroccan presidency supports Fiji Islands in preparing for the upcoming COP, which will be held next November in Bonn in Germany, he said, noting the spirit of trust prevailing among the parties concerned.
Executive secretary of the UNFCCC Patricia Espinosan said that the Marrakech COP achieved impressive results “which will help us work on a series of initiatives in the year under way, the COP23 and the COP24 in 2018 in Poland.