Morocco to hold pre-COP22 climate conference

A pre-COP22 ministerial meeting will be held in Morocco ahead of the conference to be held in Marrakech in November

Morocco to hold pre-COP22 climate conference

World Bulletin / News Desk

Morocco will hold a two-day international ministerial meeting next week as it prepares to host the next UN climate conference known as COP22 in November, organisers said.

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal will chair the pre-COP22 conference along with Morocco's Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar.

Organisers said nearly 400 participants, including government ministers from 80 countries, will attend the two-day meeting to take place in Marrakesh October 18 and 19.

The meeting will discuss ways of implementing the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, they said.

The Paris agreement needs ratification from 55 countries that account for at least 55 percent of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.

The accord requires all countries to devise plans to achieve the goal of keeping the rise of temperatures within two degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

The COP22 will be held in Marrakesh from November 7 to 18.

 

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