Marrakesh Partnership For Global Climate Action
The Marrakech call is loud and clear: nothing can stop global climate action. At the same
time, there is universal recognition that if we are to realise the goals of the Paris Agreement, we
must all go further and faster in delivering climate action before 2020, enabled by adequate flows of
finance, technology and capacity building. The following document provides the way forward through the
Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action.
Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action (733 kB)
Open-ended discussions on the Technical Examination Processes
In Paris the Champions were mandated to guide the secretariat in organising technical examination
meetings, and Parties now have requested the Champions to exercise this mandate. The note below
presents in an open and transparent manner the concerns which have been expressed to date and
outlines some options that Parties may wish to consider in further discussing this issue.
Note by the High-level Champions on open-ended discussions on the Technical Examination Processes
Reflections on the way forward
On 28 October, the champions shared their reflections on the way forward to Parties and non-Party
stakeholders in order to prepare for Global Climate Action at COP 22.
Global Climate Action: High-Level Champions' Reflections On The Way Forward (396 kB)
At the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) in Paris, it was agreed that
mobilizing stronger and more ambitious climate action by all Parties and non-Party stakeholders is
urgently required if the goals of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved.
1/CP.21, the commitments from all actors are recognized, including those launched through the
Lima–Paris Action Agenda, as well as the urgent need to scale up the global response to climate
change and support greater ambition from governments.
To ensure a durable connection between the Convention and the many voluntary and collaborative
actions, Parties decided that two high-level champions shall be appointed.
Task of the champions
A. Engage with interested Parties and non-Party stakeholders, including furthering
the voluntary initiatives of the Lima–Paris Action Agenda:
1. Build on existing initiatives, and supporting new and more geographically diverse
2. Connect initiatives and coalitions with national action plans such as nationally
determined contributions (NDCs);
3. Bring more transparency, tracking results and demonstrating credibility.
B. Provide guidance to the secretariat on the organization of technical expert
meetings, and working with the Executive Secretary and the current and incoming Presidents of the
Conference of the Parties to coordinate annual high-level events.