The talks, which must now clarify the rules for implementing and accelerating climate commitments, began in Marrakech, Morocco yesterday (07 November).
‘Marrakech is about getting down to business, clarifying the Paris Agreement’s rules of engagement and empowering governments, businesses, cities and other sectors to make increasingly ambitious commitments. We must leave these negotiations having a more solid framework, but knowing we already have all the power to create the world we need.’
Leader of WWF International’s Climate and Energy Practice
The Paris Agreement is now the global roadmap for climate action; it marks the end of the period of promise and the beginning of an era of action.
Now, we must hold leaders accountable for delivering on commitments to limit rising global temperatures. The UN’s latest emission gap report notes that global warming is still expected to hit 2.9 to 3.4 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.