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Cop22 Marrakech 2016

What is the COP ?

The COP stands for the “Conference of the Parties.” It is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), opened for signature in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and later entered into force in 1994. Through this instrument, the United Nations has equipped itself with an action framework to fight global warming.

Why must we act?

Our planet’s ecosystem is threatened. Several scientific studies prove it. The natural mechanisms that sustain the earth’s climate, and thus all living species, are in disorder. The world is experiencing unprecedented global warming according to various studies conducted over the past 25 years, notably by the IPCC.

COP22 in Marrakech: The COP of Action

The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016. COP22 will take over the reins from COP21 during which important progress was made. It will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of The Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages.