The Casablanca Declaration By The Civil Society Organization


After a two days of serious meeting at the International and African Conference in Casablanca Morocco the Civil Society Organizations has come up with a declaration towards to the COP 22 Marrakesh.
“Record-breaking temperatures month after month, a succession of cyclones, hurricanes, floods, forest fires and debilitating droughts remind us that climate change is a reality which

already affects hundreds of millions of us. Thus we, the social movements and civil society organizations in all our diversity, have gathered here in Casablanca to launch our mobilization towards the COP22, which will take place in Marrakech between the 7th and 18th of November, and to reaffirm our determination to act to keep global warming under the 1.5 degree Celsius limit – as agreed in Paris by the world’s heads of state and government.
At the end of COP21 we committed to mobilize, wherever needed, in order to prevent the ‘red lines for a just and livable future’ from ever being crossed. We have honored that commitment, and will continue to do so Africa, host of the COP22, suffers most directly and dramatically the consequences of runaway climate change: resource and environmental degradation, food insecurity, water stresses, increasing poverty, health risks, and massive population displacement. Africans are not responsible for climate change, so our commitment is in the name of justice: of climate, but also of social justice.
We will therefore mobilize and keep up the pressure to:
•    Exit from the fossil fuel era, and speed up a just transition towards a future that is 100% renewable
•    Defend human rights and genuine equality, against all forms of domination and oppression, whether based on gender, origin, etc.
•    Defend peasant agriculture and food sovereignty, and fight against the false solutions that dispossess peasants of their land;
•    Recognize and make reparations for the ecological debt that the overdeveloped countries have incurred vis-à-vis the poorer countries, and break with a model of development that is based on the exploitation of natural resources;
•    Guarantee that the North assumes its responsibilities, so that our communities can adapt to and face the consequences of global warming.

It is high time: we only have a few years to preserve the possibility of a future free from climate chaos. Together, we can make this COP22 a crucial step in building and strengthening a movement for climate justice. Adopted in Casablanca, the 24th of September 2016, at the occasion of an international gathering convened by the Moroccan Climate Justice Coalition”

The above declaration will be submitted to the COP president and The Civil Society are hoping to make this COP 22 a promising one where the leader’s will have their action plan to work towards the Paris and also the COP Committee has decided to open a common space to for the interaction between the Governments and the Civil Society Organization Which their believe could be another historical change in the meeting style and they hope that this same method would be continued in the upcoming COP Conferences.