U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Travel to Marrakech for COP22
Washington, 11/11/2016 (MAP) – U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change, Jonathan Pershing, will travel November 10-18 to Marrakech to participate in the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP22, said Thursday a statement by the U.S Department of State.
COP22 is the first such meeting since the historic adoption of the Paris Agreement at COP21 in December of last year, according to the statement.
“The United States goes to Marrakech excited to begin this next step in our collective efforts and ready to work with our partners from around the world to make good on the promises made in Paris,” the same source added.
COP22 is focused on implementation and action, and with the Paris Agreement in force, the global community is poised to intensify work advancing the national and collective efforts necessary to address this immense challenge. The negotiations at this COP are focused on making progress on developing key rules and guidelines called for in the Paris Agreement, said the U.S Department of State.
In addition to these negotiations, the COP22 Global Climate Action Agenda will showcase the many actions that non-state actors, businesses, investors, and communities all around the world are taking in response to the impacts of climate change we are already seeing, the statement said.