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Fulfilling the promise of Paris in Marrakech: WWF asks for COP22

Posted on 08 November 2016
COP22 will be held in Marrakech, Morroco
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The Paris Agreement is a political milestone with the potential to refocus global efforts around one of the most challenging problems humanity faces. That the Agreement enters into force on 4 November, much earlier than anyone imagined in last December, along with recent progress at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Montreal Protocol are encouraging signs of continued political will to address climate change. Marrakech can now start with a muchdeserved celebration, and this positive spirit and momentum should motivate Parties to make substantive progress in the first Post-Paris COP.

Yet much remains to be done for the Paris Agreement to fully galvanise global climate action and unleash the socio-economic and energy transformation necessary to deliver on the sustainable development goals while limiting warming to 1.5°C. Current country pledges bend the emissions curve, but still leave the world on course for around 3°C of warming – which will undermine our collective development aspirations and be catastrophic for many.

History will judge the Paris Agreement by whether governments, corporations, cities and other actors deliver the transformational policies needed to limit warming to 1.5°C. Marrakech is an opportunity to usher in a new way of doing business – it can build on the lessons of what has worked in the run up to Paris and create enabling conditions for greater collaboration, accelerated action and increased ambition.

Read WWF's asks for COP 22
COP22 will be held in Marrakech, Morroco
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