The 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) will be held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016.
COP22 will take over the reins from COP21 during which important progress has been made. It will focus on operational aspects of the Paris Agreement and to initiate action for the new regime, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages.
For Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22, this conference is an “opportunity to make the voices of the most vulnerable countries to climate change heard, in particular African countries and island states. It is urgent to act on these issues linked to stability and security,” he declared. COP22 will be one of action.
"Rediscover Universalism": Driss El Yazami, Head of Civil Society activities of COP22 insists on the importance of "Universal Solidarity." He adds: "COP22 must be one of equality, youth and democracy."
For DrissYazami, “even if the historic responsibilities and future effects are not equally shared, we must act together. The urgency of climate change requires that we all rediscover universalism.”