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COP22: Mohammed VI and Hollande react to climate change agreement


His majesty Mohammed VI of Morocco delivered a royal speech at the 22nd conference of the parties (COP22) to the UN framework convention on climate change.

According to Mohammed VI the fact that Morocco is organizing this world conference for the second time after the 2001 session, reflects our commitment to approaching international challenges within a multilateral framework.

“The fact that the city of Marrakech is, today, hosting this conference is evidence of the great importance we attach to issues associated with the environment and the climate, as part of the Kingdom’s priorities,” he said.

On a similar vein, French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to respect a global agreement to limit climate change, saying the deal was irreversible and inaction on global warming would be disastrous.

Hollande told a U.N. conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco, that the 2015 agreement to limit emissions “is irreversible in law”.

“The U.S. citizens are aware that if the level of the Oceans rises, if natural disasters continue, if migrations persist, if crises erupt, then America will necessarily be concerned,“he said.

Trump has called climate change a hoax and has said he wants to withdraw from the accord, which seeks to phase out world greenhouse gas emissions sometime between 2050 and 2100.

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