Global Climate Action Agenda launched at COP22

A new programme to accelerate climate action between governments, cities, business, investors and citizens has been launched at COP22. It will also help vulnerable nations adapt to climate impacts and […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A new programme to accelerate climate action between governments, cities, business, investors and citizens has been launched at COP22.

It will also help vulnerable nations adapt to climate impacts and build their own clean energy and sustainable futures.

The Global Climate Action Agenda, which is the successor to the Lima-Paris Action programme, is an important support and catalyst to the early and effective implementation of the landmark Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The climate deal entered into force last week. It has been ratified by more than 100 countries so far including the US, China, India and the EU.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May pledged the nation would ratify the agreement by the end of this year.

French Ambassador for Climate Change Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haite, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco have been appointed High-Level Champions to ensure a durable connection between the convention and the many voluntary and collaborative actions.

They will be in charge of supporting new and more geographically diverse initiatives, connecting them to national action plans, bringing more transparency and tracking results and demonstrating credibility.

US elected President Donald Trump previously said he would “cancel” the Paris Agreement.