- Title: Climate talks in Morocco to focus on rules to implement Paris agreement
- Date: 7th November 2016
- Summary: MARRAKESH, MOROCCO (NOVEMBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF PLENARY HALL SECURITY AT PLENARY HALL ENTRANCE PLENARY HALL VARIOUS OF PANEL OF SPEAKERS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE UNFCCC, PATRICIA ESPNOZA, AND PRESIDENT OF COP21 SEGOLENE ROYAL PANEL OF SPEAKERS PRESIDENT OF COP22 AND MOROCCAN FOREIGN MINISTER SALAHEDDINE MEZOUAR LEFT AND PRESIDENT OF COP21, SEGOLENE ROYAL (RIGHT) VARIOUS OF DELEGATES HOLDING FLASH LIGHTS VARIOUS OF CONFERENCE AREA/PARTICIPANTS WALKING COP22 TENT/UNFCCC EMBLEM UNFCCC EMBLEM
- Embargoed: 22nd November 2016 12:03
- Keywords: Morocco climate change Marrakesh U.N. global accord
- Location: MARRAKESH, MOROCCO
- City: MARRAKESH, MOROCCO
- Country: Morocco
- Topics: Government/Politics,United Nations
- Reuters ID: LVA00157G3ZUV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Representatives from almost 200 nations assembled in Marrakesh, Morocco on Monday (November 7) for a two-week climate change talks to start writing a detailed "rule book" for the Paris Agreement.
The Paris Agreement, designed to start in 2020, entered into force on Friday (November 4), a month after reaching key ratification thresholds. On Sunday (November 6), the United Nations said 100 parties - 99 countries and the European Union - had formally joined the accord.
The immediate challenge for negotiators is that, by law, countries that have ratified the deal must start agreeing the rules to implement it at the next U.N. climate conference.
Negotiators will also be trying to find ways to raise finance to help developing nations cut their rising emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change.
They also will dig into how the world will make a promised shift to using virtually no fossil fuels by the second half of the century and how to hold global temperature rise to an ambitious target of "well below" 2 degrees Celsius.
The U.N. environment agency, UNEP, says those national pledges put the world on track for an average temperature hike of 2.9 to 3.4 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times.
Record temperatures and worsening weather extremes are already putting many people at risk even with the warming of just over 1 degree Celsius registered so far, development experts say.
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