At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, it was agreed that mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is urgently required if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved.
In decision 1/CP.21, the commitments from all actors are recognized, including those launched through the Lima–Paris Action Agenda, as well as the urgent need to scale up the global response to climate change and support greater ambition from governments.
At COP 22 in Marrakech, a High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action was held to highlight outcomes from the Action Events throughout the conference and culminated with the launching of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action; a new framework to catalyse and support climate action.
With the Paris Agreement coming into force on November 4th, governments have signalled a powerful commitment to act rapidly to address climate change. Keeping temperature rise well below 2° will ultimately require the complete decarbonisation of the global energy system. The days of incremental change are over; we are now entering the age of disruption. Taking a lead from the Champions’ call for Energy Day to encompass the issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy access, the day showcased what works and why and will offer an opportunity to focus on the fast action necessary to drive that transition. The deep decarbonisation of the economy and future growth goes hand-in-hand with achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring sustainable energy for all. By taking an integrated approach to energy we can close access gaps cleanly and affordably.
Press Release: Energy Leaders Accelerate Climate Action
Showcase: 10:00-13:00 @ Room Atlantic
Dialogue: 13:30-16:00 @ Room 10
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA): Elizabeth Press (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN): Dayae Oudghiri (email@example.com)
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL): Rachel Kyte (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sandrine Dixson-Decleve (email@example.com)