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COP22 Starts

 Coming straight on the heels of the ratification of the Paris Agreement COP22 in Marrakech starts today. the COP22 will focus 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.

At yesterday's opening ceremony, Salaheddine Mezouar, President of COP22 declared that COP22 will be one of action. We thoroughly hope so.

The focus going forward starting at COP22 is to encourage countries to commit to a low-carbon economy.
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 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.

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