195 countries came together in December 2015 for the historic Paris Agreement to commit to a universal climate change deal.
Ambitious in scope and vision, the Agreement will enter into force in 2020, requiring submitted INDCs (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) to reduce emissions. The process is to be supported by a re-evaluation of progress every 5 years, and assurance that developing countries most immediately affected by the effects of climate change will be helped with adaptation strategies and aid. Now that Paris is over and implementation has started, how will countries keep up the momentum?
In this session, organised at the 23rd World Energy Congress, panellists discusssed what to expect from COP22 in Marrakesh; how to close the ambition gap in climate change mitigation; the imperatives to ensure effective tracking of the INDCs; the key challenges related to monitoring and tracking climate finance effectively; and the challenges faced by developing countries and how will these be addressed collectively.
ICTSD was represented by its Chief ExecutiveRicardo Meléndez-Ortiz.
The session took place at 11:45-13:00 at the Istanbul Congress Center.
For more information about the 23rd World Energy Congress, please visit the conference website.