The 18th November 2016 is the final day of COP22 in Marrakech – the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – which began on 7th November. To find out what’s been happening in Marrakesh over the past two weeks, check out the links below:
Check on the current status of the Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention and – for the first time – brings all nations into a common cause to undertake take ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort. (United Nations)
You can read more about what the Paris Agreement is and its current status of ratification here.
UN Climate Change Newsroom
News articles on the happenings at the Conference in Marrakech, and the status of the Paris Agreement are available here.
GCCM Live from COP22 Webinar
The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) recorded a webinar live from COP22 earlier this week.
This webinar featured experts and leaders present at COP22 as an opportunity for Catholics to learn about hot climate news and get inspired to take bold action for climate justice in the next 6 months. (GCCM).
You can watch the full webinar here.
COP 22 Interfaith Climate Statement
A COP22 Interfaith Statement to World Leaders was handed over in an event on November 10 2016 at COP22 in Marrakesh. This was drafted and disseminated in joint collaboration with representatives from more than 30 faith-based organisations globally (ICCS).
Read the statement, and find out more about the organisations involved and the handover event here.