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COP22 Declaration on Accelerating Action on Transport Adaptation

Paris Process on Mobility and Climate, Resilient Transport in a Changing Climate:

From the 22nd Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22) held in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016.

COP22  focused 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.

For Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22, this conference is an “opportunity to make the voices of the most vulnerable countries to climate change heard, in particular African countries and island states. It is urgent to act on these issues linked to stability and security,” he declared. COP22 will be one of action.

Signatories to The Paris Agreement now have to develop their National Adaptation Plans. For Nizar Baraka, President of the COP22 Scientific Committee, “we must encourage our respective countries to commit in a strong way to sectors related to the green economy [as well as the blue economy] in order to take advantage of associated growth and job opportunities.”

This means preserving the sustainability of our development models and improving the access to, conditions of use and development of green technologies.