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Morocco hosts pre-COP 22 ministerial meeting


An international ministers’ conference to prepare for the upcoming COP 22 summit has ended in Morocco with participants congratulating the international community for the recent major successes achieved in combating climate change.

The ministers equally discussed on the means of the implementation of the Paris agreement before and after 2020, stressing on the need to act as the world is witnessing increasing cases of extreme weather.

“Today one has an idea of how developed countries expect to mobilise this 100 billion; I mean both private and public contributions as well as sums dedicated for adaptation and mitigation,“Aziz Mekouar, Ambassador for multilateral negotiations of COP 22 said.

Officials agreed during the meeting that the COP 22 event in Marrakech will be a historic moment for people everywhere.

The Conference of Parties which is the supreme decision making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will hold from the 7th to the 18th of November.

Organisers say COP 22 will lay emphasis on new ways of placing development and the civil society at the centre of the climate agenda.

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