Climate Change Tops Moroccan-French Summit Talks
The summit talks held on Wednesday at the Elysée Palace between the French President François Hollande and his guest King Mohammed VI, who just started a working and friendship visit to France, were topped by the crucial issue of climate change as the North African country braces to take over from France the chairmanship of the UN conference on climate change.
In this vein and in a bid to spur a united and strong action on climate, the two heads of state decided to set up a joint roadmap likely to sustain mobilization, strengthen coordination for the ratification by all member states of the Paris agreement and ensure the success of the COP22 to be held in Marrakech next November 7 to 18.
President Hollande seized the meeting opportunity to express thanks to the King for his personal contribution to the success of the COP21 held in Paris last November.
Morocco had actually actively participated in COP21 and had submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to address climate change to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) wherein it pledges to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 32 by 2030 and to increase the share of renewable energy in electricity generating to 42 pc in 2020.
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