Global Action Agenda Launched at COP22
Marrakech, 10/11/2016 (MAP) – The Global Action Agenda (GAA) was officially launched in Marrakech on the occasion of the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The event is marked by the presence of Hakima El Haité and Laurence Tubiana, the climate champions for Morocco and France, respectively.
“We need everybody. No government, no city, can act alone. Our message today is as follows: we have to act now. We can’t wait until 2020”, declared Tubiana.
For her part, El Haité hailed “the extraordinary mobilization of civil society” within the framework of the Agenda.
On November 17th, the two champions will organize for the first time a High Level event on Climate Change.
On this occasion, they will present their recommendations for their role.
Initiated in 2014 on the occasion of COP20 in Lima and entrusted to the two champions, the GAA allows for further actions from the states to give roles to the official non-governmental players (civil society organizations, private companies, cities, regions and investors) and their initiatives.
During the COP22, the Global Action Agenda is putting together a program of 9 theme days: forests, water, industry and business, resilience in cities, buildings, energy, transport, oceans and agriculture.
More than 20 sectorial conferences are also scheduled with more than 150 high-level speakers. Everyday there is a showcase and debate on a specific theme, to show concrete initiatives already launched by the non-governmental sector, to identify challenges and solutions, and to formulate political recommendations to raise the level of ambition in each sector.
The non-governmental parties are involved in more than 12,500 initiatives.
On the platform, Non-State Actors Zone Climate Action (NAZCA), more than 12,500 actions have been registered, with more than 2500 from cities and a little over 2,100 on the part of companies.