Champions’ Roadmap for COP 22
Juin06

Champions’ Roadmap for COP 22

Champions’ Roadmap for COP 22 By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache Ms. Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco, in charge of the Environment and Ms. Laurence Tubiana, French Ambassador for climate change  have just published their roadmap for the COP 22. Description. The champions: A response to global climate action request At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties in Paris, Parties decided that two high-level champions shall be appointed with the aim to : Work with the Executive Secretary and the current and incoming    Presidents of the Conference of the Parties to coordinate the annual high-level event ; Engage with interested Parties and non-Party stakeholders, in the voluntary initiatives of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda; Provide guidance to the secretariat on the organization of technical expert meetings A few weeks ago ,  at the UN Conference in Germany, Ms Hakima El Haite, the Morocco’s Delegate Minister in Charge of the Environment has been appointed as a Champion for Global Climate Action Agenda. She was formely introduced in Bonn with the second champion, France’s Lead Negotiator of the Paris Agreement, Ms Laurence Tubiana. The two champions will drive the globlal action agenda by : linking the action on the ground to the UNFCCC negociation process promoting best practices and enhance delivery supporting new initiatives, focusing on adaptation, with a focus on developing countries « We intend to work with Parties and non-Party stakeholders to consolidate transparency of action and tracking of implementation to demonstrate the credibility of voluntary initiatives and coalitions, » emphasized the champions. Follow up of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda Born during the COP 21, the Lima–Paris Action Agenda enhances the implementation of climate action. In Paris, it mobilized more than 70 transformational initiatives involving almost 10,000 players from 180 countries, including over 7,000 local authorities and 2,000 businesses. Indeed, Over 7,000 local authorities made ambitious, operational commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, according to the UNFCCC Secretariat. Thousands of local leaders, business leaders and civil society figures travelled to Paris to show their commitment and present their solutions and proposals. Ahead of the COP 22, the champions said that they want to include in this process more representatives from national and local governments, businesses and civil society from developing countries. The champions want also to put at the forefront more initiatives and proposal on adaptation, innovation and climate resilience, with a reorientation of financial flows, recalled the UNFCCC secretariat. Linking initiatives and coalition to the National Action Plans The champions have launched a consultation process to seek the views of Parties and non-Party stakeholders on their road map for...

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