More details on Morocco’s leadership on climate change leading up to the COP22 event in Marrakech:
The climate negotiations in Paris last year produced a treaty. Now the signatories are figuring out how to make its abstract goals a concrete reality.
In November, the followup meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, won’t be just for diplomats and political leaders, officials announced Thursday at the Climate Action conference in Washington, D.C. Morocco will host a simultaneous meeting for engineers, researchers, scientists, and policymakers to devise actionable pathways for meeting the goals of the treaty, which call for keeping global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
That goal, and the national goals that each member of the treaty produced, will mean nothing without a practical approach to cutting carbon out of all sectors of society. And yet, the U.N. climate negotiations (known as COPs) have never hosted a true brainstorming session toward that goal said Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network and a sponsor of the new event, speaking at Thursday’s conference. The 2016 COP22 Low Emissions Solutions Conference will focus on ways to decarbonize transportation, energy production and distribution, and the urban built environment…[FULL STORY]