Expectations that this annual meeting of the world’s leaders will set the wheels into motion on the Paris Agreement (PA), last year’s landmark deal on climate do not seem likely as huge disagreements on its interpreting have emerged between developed and developing countries. The number of countries that have ratified the PA continues to increase, 111 out of the 197 Parties as of latest count, signaling its ‘early entry into force’. While this was a welcome development, the early ratification of the PA exposed an overall lack of clarity on what it will take to begin the work necessary to achieve the goal of keeping global temperature rise in check and to find ways the international community may address the adverse impacts to countries and communities.
Tetet Lauron (IBON International) compiled notes on the COP 22: “Action, action everywhere but nowhere“, on behalf of the Women’s Major Group, during the 22nd Meeting of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP 22), held in Marrakech, 17 November 2016.
Download the notes here.