The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in from 7-18 November 2016. Morocco has offered to host this COP.
The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) and the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) will be held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November, 2016.
Marrakech COP22 – November 2016
What is COP?
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) entered into force in 1994, aimed at reducing greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. The Conference of the Parties (COP) was designated as the supreme governing body of the Convention.
To date, 195 countries have submitted their instruments of ratification. These countries meet once a year, during two weeks, in order to evaluate the application of the Convention and develop the negotiation process between the Parties in front of new commitments.
By virtue of this Convention, all the Parties have common but differentiated responsibilities. In addition, they take into account the specific nature of their national and regional development priorities, their goals and circumstances. According to the foregoing, their responsibilities are:
1.Gather and share information on greenhouse gas emissions, national policies and optimal practices.
2.Implement national strategies for addressing the issue on greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to foreseen impacts of climate change, as well as determining the provision of financial and technological support to developing countries.
3.Cooperate to be prepared and adapt to climate change effects.
The next meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP22) to the UNFCCC following the landmark Paris COP21 meetings will be held in the city of Marrakech, Morocco.
Fleshing out top decisions struck in the French capital will be key at this meeting in Morocco.
The issue of “loss and damage” will take centre stage, according to Bangladeshi expert Saleemul Huq. A two-year-old mechanism created to explore how developing countries can get climate aid in the event of extreme weather events was formally embedded in the Paris pact.
Morocco began its fight against climate change in the 60’s with the policy of dams, followed by water policies and agriculture and in the Year 2008 to that of energy.
Morocco, believes that climate change represents an opportunity for development, the creation of added value and jobs, with a strong private sector participation, cooperatives and NGOs.
dates: 7-18 November 2016
location: Marrakesh, Marrakech, Morocco
contact: UNFCCC Secretariat
phone: +49-228 815-1000