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November
2016

MARRAKECH ACTION PROCLAMATION FOR CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAUNCHED

Marrakech Proclamation is a global call made by all parites who're present the at UNFCCC COP 22. The Proclamation is a global pledge which reaffirms the commitment of the 196 countries party to the UNFCCC to implement the Paris Agreement. Coming just a week after the US election results, the Marrakech Action Proclamation reinforces the global will to forge ahead with the necessary and beneficial transition to low-carbon societies and economies.

Proclamation as follows

Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech, on African soil, for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 1st Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, at the gracious invitation of His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, issue this proclamation to signal a shift towards a new era of implementation and action on climate and sustainable development.

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13
November
2016

Powerful Earthquake in New Zealand

The US Geological Survey states that the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch.

 

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13
November
2016

COP22 is a COP of Action for Women

Anne Hidalgo, Paris Mayor and Chief of C40 - the Cities Climate Leadership Group, introduced the Women4Climate initiative in Marrakech yesterday. On hand to speak on the distinguished panel of women leaders were Patricia Espinosa, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; Laurence Tubiana, the French Ambassador to international climate negotiations; Celeste Ketcha-Courtes, Mayor of Bangangte, Cameroon; as well as representative Hakima El Haite, COP22 Special Envoy and Climate Champion of Morocco.

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10
November
2016

Professionals and experts highlight the role of the media in promoting action against climate

Several professionals and experts highlighted the principle role the media can play in the protection of the environment, the preservation of nature and the fight against climate change.

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13
November
2016

HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa opens Oceans Action Day at COP22

On the occasion of COP22, Morocco will confirm its support for the initiatives relating to the oceans which have been already launched and will launch a new initiative called ‘the Blue Belt’, aimed at increasing the resilience of coastal populations as well as promoting sustainable fishing activities, HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa, Ambassador of the Coast, said in a speech during the opening ceremony, which was attended by several personalities including HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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11
November
2016

World Alliance for Clean Technologies Launched at COP22

The Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies today during COP 22, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world. Its goal is to federate the main actors in the field of clean technologies, in order to create synergies, promote profitable solutions to the world’s most pressing environmental and health challenges, and give credible advice to governments.

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10
November
2016

Action on Water and Climate Needed for Paris Goals and Climate Justice

Organized for the first time in the history of UN Climate Change Conferences (Conference of the Parties, or “COPs”), the Action Day for Water at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech (COP22) created through the Global Climate Action Agenda calls for more attention to water as a way of providing solutions to help implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

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