The 2015 Paris Agreement, for the very first time in history, unites the world in action on climate change and on the push for sustainable development and economic transformation. It calls for a paradigm shift as we move from negotiations to implementation under the Convention and for enhanced and accelerated climate action by all in the lead-up to 2020 and beyond, provided that adequate means of implementation are made available to all. We therefore call upon developed country Parties to scale up their level of financial, technology and capacitybuilding support, with a concrete road map to achieve the goal of jointly providing USD 100 billion annually by 2020 for mitigation and adaptation action.
Action needs to be undertaken and supported without delay and it is crucial to demonstrate in 2016 how the action agenda can be implemented to help governments to accomplish their climate change objectives and contribute to the peaking of global emissions as early as possible. Fuelled by the ‘’esprit de Paris’’, in our role as climate champions, we seek to be an interface between action on the ground and the UNFCCC negotiation process, and between non-Party stakeholders and Parties.
Early this year we established a Global Climate Action Agenda to boost cooperative action between governments, cities, business, investors and citizens to cut emissions and help vulnerable nations adapt to climate impacts and build their own clean energy and sustainable future. Our road map, which supports this agenda, builds on existing initiatives, partnerships and coalitions, supports the new ones and connects all of them with national climate actions.
The technical examination process on mitigation and adaptation under the subsidiary bodies of the Convention are great avenues for laying the groundwork for success as they offer a space for incubating, inspiring and catalysing new ideas and action. The 2016 Summary for Policymakers highlights the key messages for policymakers emanating from these processes and presents a broad range of policy options and collaborative initiatives with the potential to significantly enhance pre-2020 action on adaptation and mitigation.
We look forward to the 2016 high-level event in Marrakech, to further strengthening high-level engagement on the implementation of adaptation and mitigation policy options and actions and to learning about new or strengthened voluntary efforts, initiatives and coalitions so that we can collaboratively increase our pre-2020 ambition.
Through this summary, we very much hope that Parties are provided with the relevant information to fully engage with non-Party stakeholders, and be empowered to scale up and replicate the good practice policies, actions and initiatives that best fit their national circumstances with a view to enhancing their pre-2020 action, paving the way for limiting global warming to well below 2°C, increasing the resilience and adaptive capacity of communities and ecosystems, and laying a strong foundation for more ambitious post-2020 action.
H.E. Ms. Hakima El Haite, High-level Champion of Morocco and Minister Delegate to the Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment
H.E. Ms. Laurence Tubiana, High-level Champion of France and Ambassador for Climate Change