COP22, the United Nations annual climate conference, kicked off Monday in Marrakech, Morocco with delegations lighting solar lanterns to represent unity for a clean energy future, essential to achieve the goals set out in the Paris Agreement.
Ségolène Royal, French Environment Minister opened the meeting highlighting that this year is the African COP and the COP of action, she pointed out that we must focus on renewable energy, gender and climate justice.
Royal said, “African States are the most mobilized & committed of all, they are re-inventing the world of tomorrow. Our generation should not reproduce mistakes of the previous fossil based economies.” Continue reading Renewable Energy Track Underway as COP22 Opens in Marrakech
Last year’s COP21, the United Nation’s annual climate conference, represented a critical negotiating juncture for the world — a make or break conference that determined whether countries would be able to set aside their differences and address the most pressing issue the modern world has ever faced: global climate change.
COP21’s Paris Agreement, which enters into force on 4 November, calls for limiting average global temperature rise to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels at a minimum. But the fine details of how to do that have not been finalised. This year’s COP22, held from 7 to 18 November, will help determine what concerted actions are needed to avoid catastrophic and irreversible climate change. Continue reading Renewable Energy and IRENA at COP22