KPC LIVE FROM COP22 IN MARRAKECH

At the World Climate Summit for Austria

 

16/11/2016 - An item on the agenda is the financing sources. One of a total of seven negotiation rounds has been concluded. Remaining topics are the negotiations on the future of the so-called Adaption Fund, whether and in what form this UN fund will function under the Paris Agreement.

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15/11/2016 - The high-level segment of COP22 in Marrakesh has started today. For Austria, Federal Minister Andrä Rupprechter (BMLFUW) is participating in this Climate Conference. Tomorrow Wednesday, 16.11.2016, a high level ministerial dialogue on climate finance will take place. His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, has today read out the "MARRAKECH ACTION PROCLAMATION FOR OUR CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT", which was accepted by acclamation. At COP22 the Austrian climate reporters are on the move, who we also met. These are young journalists who want to get the UN Climate Conference across to young people in Austria. 

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14/11/2016 - Today the expert negotiations under the various negotiating and sub-negotiating forums will be concluded. Tomorrow Tuesday, November 15, 2016, the high-level segment of the COP22 will be opened with the heads of states and governments following the invitation of his Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco. Subsequently, the hearings of the heads of states and governments, the ministers and the delegation leaders will take place. At the end of the high-level segment, governmental and non-governmental organizations will have the opportunity to issue statements on the COP and the negotiations following on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

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10/11/2016 – Today Austria announced to finance a so-called NAMA (National Appropriate Mitigation Action) on Vanuatu. Currently, the power supply on the different archipelagoes depends on diesel generators. The NAMA is about the financing of decentralized power supply on Vanuatu.

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09/11/2016 - The COP Presidency has instructed that all negotiations under the various negotiating and sub-negotiating sessions should be completed by Monday. The expert negotiations, thereafter, are already looking ahead to the next round of negotiations in Bonn in May. Next week, the high-level segment of the COP22 will begin, where the ministers continuing their consultations.

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8/11/2016 – In Marrakech government officials found an agreement that the UN Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will play a key role in reaching the objectives of the Paris Agreement. However, CDM will not be the essential element. These days the experts in Marrakesh are addressing questions about transparency and the review of the target tracking. Additionally, the provisions of capacity building, technology transfer and climate finance are currently being discussed.

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7/11/ 2016 - The 22nd UN Climate Conference (COP22), which has been designated as “COP of Action” by COP President Salaheddine Mezouar, was launched on 7 November 2016 in Marrakesh, Morocco. One year after the signing of the historic climate agreement, the concrete implementation will be discussed. The aim of this 11-days conference is to reach tangible obligations for the participating countries, especially in the fields of climate mitigation and adaptation. On today's first day of the COP22, the COP presidency will be handed over to Morocco by the previous chairperson, France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The new COP president is Salaheddine Mezouar, acting Moroccan Foreign Minister. The office of Secretary General of the UNFCCC, which is the organizer of the COP, was filled by Patricia Espinosa. COP22 in Marrakech starts with the opening ceremony today. In the first week the expert negotiations take place. In the Austrian delegation, KPC is represented by DI Wolfgang Diernhofer as an expert on climate finance. In the second negotiation week, politicians are expected. At the 22nd UN Climate Conference Austria will be represented by Environment Minister Andrä Rupprechter.

 

 

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