Marrakesh, Nov 6: Ahead of the UN climate summit in Marrakesh in Morocco, Britain-based charity Christian Aid on Sunday called for this to be ‘renewables COP’ where concrete progress can be made on delivering the vision of the Paris Agreement.
“Never before has the world come together with such climate momentum as this summit in Marrakesh,” an official statement quoting Christian Aid’s Intertiol Climate Lead Mohamed Adow said.
“In the year since the gavel came down on the Paris Agreement we’ve seen real progress, with tions ratifying the deal at record pace. Just last month we saw further progress with an intertiol accord in Rwanda to phase down climate warming HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons),” he said.
“The Paris Agreement set out the vision and laid actions for after 2020 but now in Marrakesh we need to deal with the crucial period before that date,” he said.
He added: “We now have a nearly global consensus of the direction that energy and climate policy will be going to create a safe and secure future for our planet. But what is still be to be decided is how quickly this transition will go — currently it is still moving too slowly to protect the most vulnerable.” “The Marrakesh summit, taking place on African soil where many of those vulnerable people live, is the perfect place to get that short term shove in the right direction.” (IANS)