It is a year after nearly 200 countries participated and agreed to a global pact in Paris to combat climate change.At the COP22 conference in Marrakech Morocco, the highlight of the day, is the adoption of the Paris Agreement, adopted last year at the COP21, an historic treaty which has not been applied.
“It is a moment of pride and emotion, pride because almost 100 countries have ratified the Paris agreement which was signed. Therefore, what was impossible became possible, and that is really a sign of the acceleration of the energy transition“said Segolene Royal Moroccan Minister of Environment and President COP21.
The conference, COP22 benefits from the unexpected quick adoption of the Paris agreement. It became enforced after more than 55 percent of global emissions previously ratified it, including the U.S? Chana, Europe Union and India.
It is a moment of pride and emotion, pride because almost 100 countries have ratified the Paris agreement which was signed.
The practical component of the Paris agreement is of great importance for the President of the COP22.
“We must exceed the period where it was a question to arrive at consensus for a common agreement. Today with this agreement, we must direct our gaze and focus toward the application of all the obligations and create practical projects and that is the true reality of the content of the agreements. What is tangible is what we have on ground as the Sustainable Development Projects” said Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and PresidentCOP22.
The Paris Treaty was signed by 192 countries and came into force last Friday and has been ratified by 100 countries, out of the 192 signatories.
The agreement is a collection of self-imposed national plans for holding emissions to a level scientist believe will prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius.