Climate Change Negotiations – UNFCCC, COP, Other Conventions and Protocols

UN meet calls for combating climate change on urgent priority

  1. What: The “Marrakesh Action Proclamation”, was agreed upon by all the parties — 196 nations and the EU bloc — taking part in the summit
  2. In it nearly 200 countries today called for “highest political commitment” to combat climate change on “urgent priority” at Marrakesh
  3. This was the 22nd Session of the COP to the UNFCCC
  4. Paris Agreement was supposed to be a post-2020 climate agreement, replacing the Kyoto Protocol that will expire in 2020
  5. However, the earlier than expected entry into force of Paris Agreement means that the two agreements will run in parallel till the year 2020

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