Marrakech Climate Change Conference – November 2016

The twenty-second session of the
Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP
22), the twelfth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the
meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12) and the first session of
the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the
Paris Agreement (CMA 1) will be
held in Bab Ighli, Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016.

The COP, CMP and CMA are the supreme decision-making
bodies in relation to the implementation, respectively, of the Convention on
Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

The COP22 will have the delicate task of implementing
the details of the Paris Agreement that were established during the Conference
on Climate Change (COP21) in December 2015 when 195 countries adopted a
universal and legal binding agreement on global climate for the first time.
The Paris Agreement establishes a comprehensive plan
of action to put the world on track to avoid dangerous climate change by
limiting global warming well below 2°C.
During the Marrakech Conference, it is expected among
other things that the States will: 

  • decide on the establishment of the
    Paris Committee on Capacity Building (PCCB);
  • deal with the review of the Warsaw
    International Mechanism for Loss and Damage; 
  • begin to build the modalities to
    recognize the efforts of adaptation in the context of the global stocktake and
    on how the assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
    should support this decisive match process on the efforts made in the field;
    and 
  • start the process to define the
    information to be communicated on climate finance.
All of these complex technicalities will determine the
success or failure of the concrete application of the Paris Agreement.