The COP22 UN Climate Conference kicks off in Marrakech

The COP22 UN Climate Conference kicks off in Marrakech

Lorenzo Massari
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The talks will focus on how to activate the agreements reached in Paris last December and the policy to adopt towards developing countries

The COP22 kicks off today in Morocco, tasked as it is with outlining the strategy to reduce the impact of climate change on the life of the Earth. In Marrakech, where the Conference is being held, concrete action will be laid down to follow up the agreements reached in Paris last December, trying to find the right synergy between the political world and civil society.
"One hundred of the 197 countries present in Marrakech have formally signed the Paris Agreement, indeed a positive sign,"  the UNFCCC Secretary Patricia Espinosa declared from Rabat, adding: "Marrakech will also allow developing countries to present their road map towards achieving the set purpose. However, it will also be a giant container for all public and private initiatives that contribute to the fight against global warming.
The expected results of the 22nd Conference need also include the definition of the path of allocation of the yearly 100 billion dollar budget in support of climate action in developing countries. Although many parts have highlighted the fact that "trillions other than millions" of dollars will be necessary to achieve a sustainable development model.
For his part, the Moroccan foreign minister, Salaheddine Mezouar, did not conceal a certain optimism as to the outcome of the event: "Marrakech will be the cornerstone of the new course of world environmental policy. The atmosphere is extremely positive, it will be the conference of action" he stated, adding that "success will depend on the will and willingness of each of us, yet we expect to witness a tangible shift in collective recognition and awareness, which is why the Moroccan Presidency aims to include everyone."