Paris Agreement: Commissioner Arias Cañete in Marrakesh for ministerial meeting ahead of UN climate conference

Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete will be in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 18-19 October to meet with ministers ahead of next month’s UN climate conference COP22. The ministers will discuss the preparations for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement on climate change as well as its implementation. Following the EU’s ratification, the Paris Agreement will enter into force just before the COP22. A key topic for discussion will be the means of implementation for supporting action to reduce emissions and strengthen the ability of all countries to cope with the effects of climate change. Ministers will discuss the recently published Climate Finance Roadmap which outlines the key factors and pathways to reach the developed countries’ joint goal to mobilise 100 billion US dollars per year by 2020 for climate action in developing countries. There will also be an opportunity for countries to share their experiences in preparing and implementing national climate action plans at an event co-hosted by Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete and Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima El Haite. The ministers will also discuss the development of long-term climate strategies and how to mobilise and strengthen climate action before 2020. More information is available on the Commission’s website. On climate finance see the recent Finance Ministers Council conclusions on climate change.See also OECD report on the “2020 Projections of Climate Finance Towards the USD 100 Billion Goal”.