Marrakech ends up-beat despite lack of leaders

COP22 in Marrakech

COP22 in Marrakech tries to enact Paris in a hostile climate

The Climate Change Conference in Marrakech ended on Sunday with 111 countries confirming their commitment to the agreement hammered out in Paris one year ago. “Paris was the deal, Marrakech is the detail,” said Salaheddine Mezouar noting that the conference had accelerated the implementation timetable agreed at COP21 in Paris.

Among the highlights, delegates from Australia and the UK presented a finance roadmap showing an annual expenditure of 100billion US dollars to fund climate action and local government officials committed to one gigaton of Carbon Dioxide reductions annually in addition to those commitments already made by national governments.

Cop 23 will be held in Bonn, Germany with Fiji as the presiding nation.

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