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.
In accordance with the mandate contained in the decision 1/CP.21, paragraph 120, the High-Level Event on Accelerating Climate Action provided an opportunity to:
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The high-level champions, Ambassador Ms. Laurence Tubiana and Minister Ms. Hakima El Haite, provided a space for all those engaged in implementing action before 2020, which supports the objective of the Convention and the aims of the Paris Agreement, to share success, lessons learned, and best practices. Hence, allowing to identify potential synergies in their activities and to catalyze greater ambition and accelerate the pace of implementation.
The High-Level Event took place on Thursday, 17 November 2016, and was the culmination of a series of thematic action events, aiming to demonstrate the progress achieved in the implementation since COP 21.
The event was moderated by Ms. Hindou Oumarou, Coordinator of the “Association des Femmes Peules et Autochtones du Tchad”.
Marrakesh Partnership For Global Climate Action
The Marrakech call is loud and clear: nothing can stop global climate action. At the same time, there is universal recognition that if we are to realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, we must all go further and faster in delivering climate action before 2020, enabled by adequate flows of finance, technology and capacity building. The following document provides the way forward through the Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action.
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