Dossier on the UN Climate Summit COP 22 in Marrakech

With regard to international climate protection, the global community currently seems determined to make up for the lost time of the past decades. The COP 21 in Paris marked the first time that all countries agreed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Even the 1.5°C limit, which many had already abandoned, was revived and enshrined in the climate agreement. And less than a year after the summit, enough countries have ratified the agreement to meet the necessary quorum for it to take effect on November 4, 2016.

The UN climate summit in Marrakech from 7th to 18th November is the crucial next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Many controversial issues are on the agenda such as damages caused by climate change and financing for the poorest countries. However, COP 22 should not be mistaken for being a summit that will merely deal with technical details of the agreement’s implementation. Instead, Marrakesh offers a chance to finally start the transformation towards climate justice and a sustainable future.

Publications on the COP22

A change of course - How to build a fair future in a 1.5° world

In Paris in 2015 governments agreed to keep global warming to well below 2 degrees. The mainstream pathways pin theirhopes to risky and costly technologies. In this joint publication, together with Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND) and Misereor, we present alternatives that are possible and necessary for a change of course.

Carbon Metrics

Just in time for the current UNFCCC COP in Morocco (7-18 November 2016), we are publishing the second edition of "Carbon Metrics". The revised edition takes last year's Paris Agreement into account and also looks at the impacts of new technologies such as carbon capture and storage.

Events hosted by Heinrich Böll Foundation in Marrakech

Official Side Event at UNFCCC COP 22
9 November, 3-4:30 pm, Conference Center Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Blue Zone, room Bering
“The 1.5°C challenge: Promises and Pitfalls of Technofix Climate Politics” in cooperation with Misereor and Action Aid, (COP access badge needed)

Events at the Green Zone

  • 10. Nov, 5:00-6:30 pm: Analysis of the Electoral Manifestos of Morocco’s Political Parties, Green Zone, Room/Salle Draa
  • 14 Nov, 1:00-2:30 pm, Why 100% of Climate Finance must be Gender-Responsive, Green Zone, Room/Salle Souss
  • 15 Nov, 1:00-2:30 pm, Climate Governance and the Role of Climate Finance in Morocco Green Zone, Room/Salle Souss
  • 15. Nov 7-8:30 pm GCFWatch: CSO efforts to ensure the Green Climate Fund supports developing countries' inclusive and just transformation", Green Zone, Room/Salle Oum Errabia

Events at Riad Al Jazira , 8 Derb Mayara, Old Medina (Sidi Ben Slimane), Marrakech

  • 14 Nov, 5:00-7:00 Perspectives: Climate Activism in the MENA region
  • 15 Nov, 7:30-9:00 Energy Scenarii and energy policy making in North Africa: The cases of Egypt and Morocco
  • 16 Nov, 5:00-7:00: Enlarging the Climate Ambition: the EU and (South) East Europe.

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