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Global Climate Action Champions
                        Minister Hakima El Haite                                    Ambassador Laurence Tubiana

GCA at COP 22


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.

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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.

pdf-icon Note by the High-level Champions on open-ended discussions on the Technical Examination Processes (85 kB)

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.

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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.

In decision pdf-icon 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 initiatives;
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.

Further information

pdf-icon First Alliances and Coalitions Global Forum - Aide-mémoire

Call for submissions

pdf-icon Synthesis report on the submissions