COP 22 Press releases and media advisories

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Press Releases

Date

Organization

Title

18 Nov

UNFCCC

Nations Take Forward Global Climate Action at 2016 UN Climate Conference

18 Nov

UNFCCC

Non-State Actors Partner with Governments to Boost Climate Action

18 Nov

European Commission

Marrakech climate conference: world forging ahead on climate action

18 Nov

CAN

Historic Breakthrough: 48 Countries commit to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

18 Nov

Climate Vulnerable Forum

Climate Vulnerable Forum commit to stronger climate action at COP22

18 Nov

Citizens' Climate Lobby 

At COP22: Carbon pricing, citizen engagement can make low-carbon transition irreversible

17 Nov

Ministers of BASIC countries

Press release from Ministers of BASIC countries

17 Nov

WMO, UNISDR, World Bank and French government 

Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

17 Nov

Global Peace Initiative of Women

Religious Leaders at COP 22 Call for Addendum to Paris Agreement: 33 Percent Redutions in Greed, Hatred and Ignorance

17 Nov

CAN International

Civil Society Moving Stronger in Keeping Climate Change at the top of Politics

17 Nov

Kingdom of Morocco, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, wbcsd, ICLEI

COP22 Low-Emission Solutions Conference emphasizes need for strong leadership, sound climate policies and effective economic mechanisms

17 Nov

UNEP

New peatland coalition targets cutting climate change, saving thousands of lives

17 Nov

London School of Economics

New study finds six G20 countries are failing to take action in line with their Paris Agreement pledges

16 Nov

World Nuclear Association

Nuclear key to a clean energy future: IEA World Energy Outlook

16 Nov

UNDP

New UN report highlights the impact of climate action in advancing Sustainable Development Goals

16 Nov

World Economic Forum

Seven African Governments Agree to Protect Over 70% of Africa's Tropical Forests from Unsustainable Palm Oil Development

16 Nov

Center for Sustainable Economy

It's Not Just Markets But Also Cities and Subnational Governments Driving Climate Action Forward Despite Federal Politics, Say NGO and Government Leaders at COP22

16 Nov

CTCN

Countries pledge $23 million to support technology transfer in developing countries

English

French

16 Nov

The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group

Business and subnational leaders call for long-term climate plans

16 Nov

Nordic Council of Ministers, Sitra

Scaling up just 15 Nordic solutions can reduce 4 Gt of global emissions

 16 Nov

World Bank

World Bank Group Launches Climate Business Innovation Network

16 Nov 

Leave it in the Ground Initiative

Oil, gas and coal exploration incompatible with Paris Agreement and bad investment 
New report

16 Nov

Kingdom of Morocco, FAO

Sowing the Seeds of Climate Action for Agriculture
Planter les graines de l'action climatique pour l'agricultureSembrando las semillas para promover la accion climatica en la agricultura

16 Nov

GEF

New GEF fund gives boost to Paris Agreement implementation

15 Nov

CAN

Historic moment generates momentum for shift to 100% Renewable Energy

15 Nov

WHO, UNEP

Health and environment ministers pledge climate actions to reduce 12.6 million environment-related deaths
English
Francais

15 Nov

AILAC

AILAC Advocates Universal Participation in Rules of Implementation

15 Nov

World Bank

World Bank Steps Up Climate Funding in Arab World
English
French
Arabic

15 Nov

Istituto Nazionale per la Comunicazione

Cambiamenti Climatici: Flavia Bustreo (OMS), fra il 20130 e il 2015 circa 250 000 morti in piĂą ogni anno

15 Nov

NDC Partnership

National Governments Partner to Ensure Climate Action is Fast, Effective and Ambitious

15 Nov

UNEP

UN Environment: more and faster support needed for climate change adaptation

14 Nov

Under2 Coalition

Under2 Coalition Grows to 165 Members with Wave of New Signatories at COP22

14 Nov

EIB, Luxembourg

Luxembourg European Investment Bank partnership highlighted as global example to unlock additional climate investment

14 Nov

BMUB

Climate Action Plan 2050: Cabinet adopts guide to climate neutral Germany
English
German

14 Nov

Climate Alliance

Europe's children demand UN Climate Summit delegates be better role models

English

German

14 Nov

World Bank

Natural Disasters Force 26 Million People into Poverty and Cost $520bn in Losses Every Year, New World Bank Analysis Finds

14 Nov

WMO

Provisional WMO Statement on the Status of the Global Climate in 2016

14 Nov

UNEP

UN Environment, China collaborate on major South-South initiative

13 Nov

 UNGA

President of the UN General Assembly to give  lecture at Cadi Ayyad university

English

French

Arabic

13 Nov

National Geographic

In Focus and Youth Photo Exhibition in Marrakesh at the COP22 UNFCCC Climate Change Conference

12 Nov

CAN International on behalf of organizers

Flash Mob Press Release

12 Nov

UNFCCC

Showcasing Solutions That Address Health and Climate Change, UN Climate Change Secretariat launches new Momentum for Change: Planetary Health Project with support from The Rockefeller Foundation

12 Nov

LHHRDC 

A New Book on Emergency Climate Mobilization

11 Nov

C40Cities

Women4Climate: Mayor of Paris Launches Initiative for Women Leadership in Tackling Climate Change
Women4Climate : la Maire de Paris lance une initiative pour le leadership des femmes

11 Nov

ESCAP

Economic impacts of climate change in Asia-Pacific to be highlighted at global UN forum
Paper: The Economics of Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific region

10 Nov

UNESCO

UNESCO advocates central role for education in international responses to climate change

10 Nov

Africa Pavilion

Africa presents united front and calls for action at COP22
COP22 : l'Afrique présente un front uni et plaide pour passer a l'action

10 Nov

CCFLA

Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance lays out how cities and sub-national bodies can finance solutions to climate change

10 Nov

BIR

BIR World President promotes recycling industry's important role in climate change mitigation

10 Nov

Arab African International Bank

MENA region's First Sustainable Finance Platform "MOSTADAM"

10 Nov

Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea

Italy funds partnership to help cities implement efficient district energy worldwide

9 Nov

Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)

Making climate risk insurance work for the most vulnerable

8 Nov

UNU-EHS 

Loss and damage happening now, Nepal case study by UNU-EHS finds

8 Nov

ECA

Abdalla Hamdok leads ECA delegation to a COP of Action:
English
French
Arabic

8 Nov

Government of Brazil

Biofuture Platform: Kickstarting a global, advanced bioeconomy

8 Nov

UN Women

At COP22, UN Women to spotlight central role of women in climate response
COP22 : ONU Femmes mettra en avant le rĂ´le central des femmes dans la réponse aux changements climatiques

Press Conferences

Date 

Title of event

Material

Organization

9 Nov 2016

Youth Climate Report GIS Map Presentation

Media Advisory 
Article

York University

10 Nov 2016

Dramatic emission cuts through energy efficiency: industry solutions for Africa & the world

Media Advisory 

ABB

10 Nov 2016

Indigenous caucus stand in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Media Advisory 

International Indigenous Peoples' Forum on Climate Change

 10 Nov 2016

The Art of Growth & Sustainable Finance

Media Advisory

Arab African International Bank

 10 Nov 2016

Global Recycling Day

Media Advisory

BIR

11 Nov 2016

Women in Climate

Media Advisory:
English
Français

C40Cities

11 Nov 2016

Human Rights and Climate Change

Media Advisory
English
Français

Sorbonne ONU

11 Nov 2016

150 jeunes pour un climat sous surveillance

 Media Advisory

 IRD

12 Nov 2016

Momentum for Health: Planetary Health Launch

Media Advisory 

UNFCCC

12 Nov 2016

Momentum for Change: Energy Efficiency Through Smart Lighting Systems Event

Media Advisory  

UNFCCC

 12 Nov 2016

Flash Mob for 100% Renewable Energy and a Safe Future for Our Children

Media Advisory 

CAN, DWB, Youth Forum for Citizenship and Democracy of Morocco

12 Nov 2016

A New Book on Emergency Climate Mobilization 

Media Advisory  

LHHRDC 

13 Nov 2016

Voyage de presse: La résilience climatique relance l'emploi dans les campagnes marocaines 

Media Advisory

IFAD

14 Nov 2016, 07:30

Field Trip: Integrating Climate Change into the Implementation of the Plan Maroc Vert

Media Advisory

GEF-World Bank

14 Nov 2016, 09:00

Developing countries working together to implement Paris Agreement:
High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change

Media Advisory

High-Level Forum on South-South Cooperation on Climate Change/UNDPI

14 Nov 2016, 09:00

European Union Energy Day. Joint solutions for a sustainable planet

Media Invitation

European Union

14 Nov 2016, 09:00

UN Environment launches ambitious new programme supported by China for a green South-South cooperation

Media Advisory

UNEP

14 Nov 2016, 09:30

High Level Ministerial Event: International Developments in Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Media Advisory

Saudi Arabia

14 Nov 2016, 10:00

Launching of Malaysia Pavilion and Launching of REDD+ hosted by Malaysia

Media Advisory

Ministry Of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia

14 Nov 2016, 10:30

A Trillion Dollar Opportunity: Climate Investments in Emerging Markets

Media Advisory

IFC

14 Nov 2016, 11:30

World Bank Press Conference On Launch of Natural Disasters And Global Poverty Report

Media Advisory

World Bank

14 Nov 2016, 12:00

The Global Demand to Stop New Fossil Fuels

Media Advisory

Oil Change International

14 Nov 2016, 12:30

PLANET: Education for Environmental Sustainability and Green Growth

 Media Advisory

UNESCO

14 Nov 2016, 14:00

Renewables in the Middle East & North Africa: Mission Possible

 Media Advisory

IFC, IETA

14 Nov 2016, 15:00

Gender Just Climate Solutions Award Ceremony

Media Advisory

WECF

14 Nov 2016, 15:45

Press briefing with global indigenous leaders

Media Advisory

International Indigenous Peoples' Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) with support from the Governments of Norway and Morocco and UNDP

14 Nov 2016, 17:00

Launch of Africa-wide Initiative on Sustainability, Stability and Security

Media Advisory:
English
French

UNCCD

14 Nov 2016, 17:00

International Press conference
with German Federal Minister for the Environment Barbara Hendricks: 
Germanys climate policy -Presentation of the German NDC Klimaschutzplan2050

Background Info:

English

German

 BMUB

14 Nov 2016, 19:00

Private Sector Perspectives on Climate Resilience

Media Advisory

FourTwentySeven

14 Nov 2016, 19:00

Climate Investment Funds Launch the Stakeholder Advisory Network (SAN)

Media Advisory

IFR

14 Nov 2016, 19:00

Stakeholder Advisory Network on Climate Finance (SAN) to be Launched

Media Advisory

ICC and TI

15 Nov, 09:00

Press Conference: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Media Advisory

United Nations

15 Nov, 13:00

The Enormous Damage Caused to the World by the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign which began in the United Stated and Spread to other Countries

Media Advisory

The Pennsylvania Environmental Research Consortium

15 Nov, 14:00

World Bank Group Announces New Plan to Support Climate Action in the Middle East and North Africa 

Media Advisory
Arabic English French

World Bank

15 Nov, 14:30

Ministers of environment and health to commit to reducing environment pollution for climate and human health

Media Advisory

WHO, UNEP

15 Nov, 17:30

The Chilean initiative of solar mining

Media Advisory

Chile

15 Nov, 18:00

Press event with UN Secretary-General, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea and President Ali Bongo Ondimba of Gabon

Media Advisory

UN

15 Nov, 18:00

Media briefing about UN Oceans conference in June 2017

Media Advisory

UN

15 Nov, 18:30

High-Level Event on 100% Renewable Energy for 1.5C

Media Advisory

CAN International on behalf of the organizers

15 Nov, 18:30

Culture as an Essential Womb to Confront Climate Change

Media Advisory

UNESCO

16 Nov, 09:30

Africa Day: Moving from Commitment to Action with NDCs in Africa

Media Advisory:
English
French

AfCB, AUC, ECA, NEPAD

16 Nov, 09:45

World First Open Field CO2 Irrigation

Media Advisory
Additional Material

Dr. Joseph Steier

16 Nov, 10:00

New approaches to unlocking private finance for sustainable land use

Media Advisory

UNEP

16 Nov, 10:30

Countries Pledge Millions for Technology Transfer to Implement Paris Agreement

Media Advisory

CTCN

16 Nov, 10:30

Release of the Climate Change Performance Index 2017

Media Advisory

CAN, Germanwatch

16 Nov, 12:30

Businesses To Call For Continued U.S. Support For Paris Climate Agreement

Media Advisory

Ceres, We Mean Business, World Wildlife Fund

16 Nov, 14:00

Press Conference with Patricia Espinosa and Naoko Ishii to launch new transparency fund as part of Paris Climate Agreement implementation

Media Advisory

UNFCCC, GEF

16 Nov, 16:30

Future proofing: Why we need long-term climate plans

Media Advisory

University of Cambridge

16 Nov, 16:45

Microgrids Take Wing: Panel with Bertrand Piccard

Media Advisory 
Press Release 

ABB

16 Nov, 17:00

Biofuture Platform Launch Event

Media Advisory 

Government of Brazil

16 Nov, 17:30

Cities Lead: A conversation and press availability on how cities around the world, including in the USA, are moving forward on implementing the Paris Agreement

Media Advisory 

Center for Sustainable Economy

16 Nov, 18:30

UN System Side Event: Joining forces to achieve SDG15 - Delivering on the Global Agenda for Forests, Climate and Development

Media Advisory

FAO, UNDP, UNEP, UN-REDD Programme, World Bank Group

16 Nov, 18:30

Transforming the Food System to Safeguard the Global Commons

Media Advisory 

GEF, IUCN, wbcsd

16 Nov, 18:30

Climate change Studio

Media Advisory 

Moroccan Coalition for Climate Justice

17 Nov, 09:00

Civil Society Bid UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon Farewell

Media Advisory

CAN International

17 Nov, 09:00

ABB and Solar Impulse at COP22: Invitation to media breakfast with Bertrand Piccard

Media Advisory 

ABB

17 Nov, 09:30

COP 22 Low-Emissions Solutions Press Conference

Media Advisory 

Kingdom of Morocco, Sustainable Development Solutions Network, wbcsd, ICLEI

17 Nov, 10:00

High Level Event Accelerating Climate Action

Media Advisory 

UNFCCC, Climate Champions Laurence Tubiana and Hakima El Haiti

17 Nov, 10:00

Press Briefing: Saving peat the missing link in addressing climate change

Media Advisory 

UNEP

17 Nov, 12:00

Lecture by the President of the United Nations General Assembly on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Objectives and Climate

Media Advisory

Arabic

English

French

UNIC

17 Nov, 13:15

The priorities of sustainable development in regions that are highly sensitive to climate change in Latin America and the appropriate articulation of adaptation and mitigation actions

Media Advisory 

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of El Salvador

17 Nov, 14:00

Negotiator Press Briefing

Media Advisory 

Earth Journalism Network

17 Nov, 14:00

Sustainable Energy for all - COP22 Africa Press Briefing

Media Advisory 

SEforALL

17 Nov, 14:30

Press Conference: One of the first nations to incorporate the NDC's commitments of the Paris Agreement in its National Planning System

Media Advisory 

Guatemala

17 Nov, 14:30

Bringing the Spirit of Paris to Marrakech: 2050 Pathways Platform

Media Advisory

Global Strategic Communications Council (GSCC)

17 Nov, 15:00

Press-conference: Forming energy of the future: role of nuclear industry in global reduction of CO2 emissions

Media Advisory 

Russian Federation

17 Nov, 16:30

Global Launch of 2020 or Bust The citizen engagement campaign to end the climate crisis

Media Advisory 

2020 or Bust

18 Nov, 10:00

Announcement of the Climate Vulnerable Forum Declaration

Media Advisory

Climate Vulnerable Declaration

18 Nov, 13:00

Farmers, Consumers, Scientists, Food Experts and Environmentalists Mobilize Shift to Regenerative Agriculture

Media Advisory

Regeneration International, Organic Consumers Association, IFOAM Organic International, Shumei International, and Biovision Foundation

Press Packages

Organization

Title

National Geographic, Lucie Foundation

In Focus and Youth Photo Exhibition in Marrakesh at the COP22 UNFCCC Climate Change Conference

UNFCCC

Media Arrangements for the High-Level Segment of COP22/CMP12/CMA1

International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) with support from the Governments of Norway and Morocco and UNDP

Indigenous Know How: The Missing Link in Global Efforts to Meet Climate Goals Leaders from Every Region of the Globe Present New Knowledge on Climate Change

Dr. Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi, Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Botswana

Media Advisory

UNDP

UNDP at COP 22 incl schedule of events

World Bank Group

WBG Experts at COP22