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Expectations that COP22 this year was going to set the wheels into motion on the Paris Agreement (PA) have been met with mixed feelings and certainly with a snail-type process that brought considerable disagreements between developed and developing countries to light. After a long night on Friday 18th November, the 197 countries renewed their commitments agreed in Paris, promising to raise ambition and address the mitigation gap between their national emissions reduction plans and what climate science is saying. Yet, there's still more to be done.
Around this time-last year Molly McCaffrey travelled to Paris with CAFOD and met with other supporters from CIDSE member organisations. At an event in Parliament, she reflected on the impact the trip to Paris has had on her own life. Their efforts, and that of thousands of other volunteers, charities, organisations and negotiators, resulted in the landmark climate agreement between over 200 countries, which entered into for this month. As climate talks continue this week in Marrakech, it is important to remember the lesson that she learnt on her tip – we can make a difference.
This year’s two-week global summit has been described as the ‘COP of action’ or an ‘implementation COP’, with the intent to flesh out matters not only concerning the implementation of the Paris Agreement, but also on other sticky issues, such as climate finance and agriculture.
CIDSE & the Global Catholic Climate Movement co-hosted a webinar direct from Marrakech on 14 November which brought together experts and other actors to discuss the UN Climate Negotiations - COP22.
CIDSE continued to advocate for climate justice and greater ambitions to tackle climate change within the framework of the Paris Agreement and its entry into force this November ahead of the 22nd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP22), in Marrakech.
As Paris Agreement enters into force, CIDSE urges leaders to scale-up ambitions to address the demands of the most vulnerable
CIDSE welcomes the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement and urges global leaders to scale-up ambitions for immediate and long-term action to tackle climate change.
On April 22 – Earth Day – representatives from more than 175 governments meet in New York for the official signature of the UN Paris Agreement, agreed upon in December 2015. On this occasion, we launch the final episode of our Stories for Climate Justice series, with inspiring voices from people at the frontlines of climate change.