Rabat, 04 October 2016 (ECA): Applications for media or press accreditation to attend the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (COP22/CMP12) will remain open until 17 October. To register and apply for a badge please visit http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/press-accreditation-for-cop22-now-open/ and for information on visa procedures, visit http://www.cop22.ma/en/content/my-journey-marrakech-0.
COP22 is the third Climate Change Conference taking place on the African continent after Marrakech in 2001 and Durban in 2011, it is expected to be a step closer toward the implementation of the Paris Agreement which is likely to imminently come into force. To protect the continent, African leaders need to mobilize to ensure that the world commits to greater efforts and accountability in the fight against global warming. COP22 will also be an opportunity for African stakeholders to explore options to secure development efforts and increase climate resilience while working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In preparation for COP22, a joint Steering Committee of pan African institutions including the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), is planning the set-up of a 1000 square meter African pavilion where a number side events will be held and major African initiatives launched.
What: Register to secure your badge at the Twenty-second Conference of Parties (COP22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to take place in Marrakesh (Morocco) on 7-18 November 2016
Additional information: Visit http://www.cop22.ma/ for information about visas, accommodations, etc.
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