Why The Marrakesh Climate Summit Will be Much More Important Than Paris

Why The Marrakesh Climate Summit Will be Much More Important Than Paris

Did you know that this year’s UN climate summit will be even more important than Paris? Paris – also known as COP21 – was big, it was a huge milestone in the world’s effort to launch a global response to climate change. But it was also very high level, focused on the broader strategies. The Paris Agreement was a major tipping point, but it does not specify how exactly we’re going to keep the rise of temperatures “well below” two degrees Celsius, as the legal text requires. Deal on The Details This is where Marrakesh comes in. Representatives from the 197 countries that were part of the deal in Paris are already working behind the scenes to come up with implementation plans. In November – hosted by Morocco’s environment minister Hakima El Haite – their political masters will meet at the 22nd climate change summit, COP22 , to agree on the details. Merci chère Christiana pour ton dévouement! Ton travail continu à Marrakech pic.twitter.com/m0pMbftBiq — Hakima El Haité (@HakimaElHaite) December 12, 2015 Success in Marrakesh Marrakesh will be the nitty gritty compared to the Paris summit. It may initially not attract as much high-level political interest, and celebrities might […]

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