COP22 started with Paris Agreement entered into force

On November 4, less than 1 year after COP21 and a couple of days before COP22, the Paris Agreement entered into force. It was ratified on October 5, when the threshold for entry into force was fully achieved.

The Paris Agreement has as main objectives the reduction of greenhouse gases emission and the reduction of global warming below 1.5 °C compared to pre-industrial levels (1880-1899).

In order to reach these goals 195 Parties committed to take action from both industrial and economical point of view. The shift to a low-carbon economy is seen by the IPCC as the most effective way to reduce global warming.

COP22, held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, will focus on action items in order to achieve the priorities of the Paris Agreement, especially related to adaptation, transparency, technology transfer, mitigation, capacity building and loss and damages

What is expected from COP22?

If COP21 led to the signature of what many experts define as an historic agreement – “the Paris Agreement is an instance of extraordinary participation between independent parties. Achieving such a degree of multilateralism is difficult, especially on complex, contentious issues like climate change” – COP22 should be expected to lead to the implementation of the Paris Agreement and additional commitments to climate action from the private sector.

Here are two interesting article about the importance and legacy of Paris Agreement and about what we should expect from COP22: