Dossier: Marrakech UNFCCC COP 22 – 7 to 18 November 2016
Coverage in English
The Marrakesh Climate Negotiations – a Mirror of a Divided World and Silent Europe - 7 December 2016 - by Dr. Radostina Primova, Damjan Bogunovic, Oksana AliyevaCompared to COP21 where the EU had a decisive bridge-building role between developed and developing countries in leading a strong climate coalition, in Marrakesh Europe appeared silent and divided.
Geoengineering is not the only answer - 6 December 2016 - by Lili FuhrParties to the CBD need to send a strong message to their climate counterparts to find real solutions that work for ecosystems and people instead of offering quick technofixes.
Morocco must breathe life into the Paris Agreement - November 11, 2016 by Liane Schalatek, Simon Ilse and Lili FuhrThe UN climate summit in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November, is the crucial next step for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. Many controversial issues such as damages caused by climate change and financing for the poorest countries are on the agenda.
Radical Realism About Climate Change 08 November 2016 by Lili FuhrLast December in Paris, 196 governments agreed on the need to limit global warming to 1.5°C. But political constraints are causing some to advocate solutions that will do more harm than good.
Coverage in French
Comment les différents secteurs doivent-ils répondre au changement climatique ? - 6 December 2016 by Suzanne BaakliniFollowing a round table organized by the Lebanese Commission for Environment and Development (LCED) in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Foundation, Beirut Office entitled: “After the Paris Agreement and the Marrakech Calls - How will Lebanon Deal with Its Commitments on Climate Change” held at the Lebanese Ministry of Environment on December 5, 2016, journalist Suzanne Baaklini wrote the following article summarizing some of the issues discussed during the round table.
Le Liban à la COP22 : la collaboration intersectorielle à l’honneur - 22 November 2016 - by Suzanne BaakliniMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini prepares a brief on Lebanon’s side event at Marrakech
Si Trump veut se retirer de l’Accord de Paris, il le peut, mais il devra en assumer les conséquences - 14 November 2016 by Suzanne BaakliniMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini discusses the US position towards the Climate Change negotiations after the US Presidential elections - "Un expert et militant américain, rencontré lors de la COP22 qui se tient actuellement à Marrakech, dit « espérer » qu
Le pays hôte de la COP22 entre de plain-pied dans la transition énergétique - 18 November 2016 by Suzanne BaakliniMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini discusses with a Moroccan expert, how Morocco, hosting for the second time a UN climate conference, is working towards increasingly using renewable energies.
À Marrakech, Kerry se veut rassurant et table sur les marchés - 17 November 2016 by Suzanne BaakliniMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini explains how funding remains the unresolved issue of the COP and the concern of developing countries.
À Marrakech, l’adaptation de l’Accord de Paris avance à (très) petits pas - 16 November 2016 by Suzanne BaakliniMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Suzanne Baaklini discusses how Donald Trump elections continue to impose a climate of uncertainty.
Coverage in Arabic
Marrakech Climate Conference: A Sad and Disturbing First Week - 11 November 2016 by Bassam Al KantarMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Bassam Al Kantar describes the first week spent in the Marrakech COP
Last Call from Morocco to Save the Climate - 15 November 2016 by Habib MaaloufMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Habib Maalouf shares his views regarding the “ambitious” expectations in the Marrakech summit.
Marrakech Conference Call on the Sidelines of a Climate Disaster - 21 November 2016 by Habib MaaloufMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Habib Maalouf explains how this COP did not differ much from other COPs, states expressed their “concerns” regarding climate related deterioration and “wished” for more actions and “solidarity”.
GreenArea.me summazrizes main points from the Lebanese Climate Change report to the UNFCCC - 1 November 2016 - by Bassam Al KantarMarrakech Climate Conference: Lebanese journalist Bassam Al Kantar summarizes the main points of the Third National Communication to the UNFCCC expected to be finalized by the Lebanese Ministry of Environment by the end of 2016.
Events hosted by Heinrich Böll Foundation in Marrakech
Official Side Event at UNFCCC COP 22
9 November, 3-4:30 pm, Conference Center Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Blue Zone, room Bering
“The 1.5°C challenge: Promises and Pitfalls of Technofix Climate Politics” in cooperation with Misereor and Action Aid, (COP access badge needed)
Events at the Green Zone
- 10. Nov, 5:00-6:30 pm: Analysis of the Electoral Manifestos of Morocco’s Political Parties, Green Zone, Room/Salle Draa
- 14 Nov, 1:00-2:30 pm, Why 100% of Climate Finance must be Gender-Responsive, Green Zone, Room/Salle Souss
- 15 Nov, 1:00-2:30 pm, Climate Governance and the Role of Climate Finance in Morocco Green Zone, Room/Salle Souss
- 15. Nov 7-8:30 pm GCFWatch: CSO efforts to ensure the Green Climate Fund supports developing countries' inclusive and just transformation", Green Zone, Room/Salle Oum Errabia
Events at Riad Al Jazira , 8 Derb Mayara, Old Medina (Sidi Ben Slimane), Marrakech
- 14 Nov, 5:00-7:00 Perspectives: Climate Activism in the MENA region
- 15 Nov, 7:30-9:00 ‘Policies of the Future’: building energy Plans and visions in North Africa
- 16 Nov, 5:00-7:00: Enlarging the Climate Ambition: the EU and (South) East Europe.