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Q. Importance of COP22: Discuss the importance of United Nation’s 22nd conference of parties on climate change.
Nov 24, 2016 Related to : GS Paper-3

Ans :

Introduction-
Recently United Nations conference of parties on climate change has been held in the Marrakech, Morocco. The conference has discussed various ongoing issues and possible solutions related the global warming.  The conference at Marrakech was considered as an important milestone in the global effort to address climate change.

Importance of Marrakech conference-

  • The Marrakech conference has set the ball rolling for the rule-making process, and to coalesce and account for all the efforts and measures being taken by companies, cities and regions to address climate change.
  • A year on after adoption of the Paris Agreement, the landmark climate agreement entered into force, and at Marrakech conference, member countries agreed to finalise the rule book for implementation by December 2018.
  • Businesses, investors, cities and local governments have announced new commitments that were in keeping with the pledge to restrict temperature rise to well below 2° Celsius.
  • Various initiatives and financial support for clean technologies, building capacity, and boosting water and food security were launched in the Marrakech conference.
  • Similarly the declaration under Marrakech Action has been outlined for Our Climate and Sustainable Development’, all countries pledged to tackle climate change.
  • It Marrakech conference was significant because it is a commitment made at the highest levels of government to tackle the issues related to climate change with aim for sustainable development.  

Conclusion-
The 22nd conference of parties on climate change held at Marrakech, Morocco is one of the most significant events as it covered various broad angles on various aspects related to climate change. In conference member countries reaffirmed their commitment to act on climate change. It is not an easy task to implement the actions that were finalised in Marrakech, but it has made right move in right direction.

 


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