Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action Outlines 2017-2018 Work Programme
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The 2017-2018 work programme of the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action envisions “acting further, faster and together” towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and implementing the Partnership through enhanced cooperation.

It defines the Partnership’s priorities for cooperation between organizations, initiatives and coalitions, continuous high-level advocacy, and engagement at UNFCCC sessions on the interaction between climate action and the SDGs.

October 2017: The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action, an initiative launched by the High-Level Global Climate Action Champions during the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC, has issued its 2017-2018 work programme. The Partnership aims to catalyze and support climate action by Parties and stakeholders in the period from 2017-2020.

The work programme envisions “acting further, faster and together” towards the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, and implementing the Marrakech Partnership through enhanced cooperation. It defines the Partnership’s priorities for cooperation between organizations, initiatives and coalitions, continuous high-level advocacy, and engagement at UNFCCC sessions on, inter alia, the interaction between climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action seeks to structure and enhance coherence among stakeholder activities with a view to mobilize urgent mitigation and adaptation actions required to reach the Paris Agreement goals and enable the achievement of the SDGs.

The work programme proposes that high-level engagement help advance SDGs 2 (zero hunger) and 11 (sustainable cities and communities) at COP 23; SDGs 12 (responsible production and consumption), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure) at COP 24; and SDGs 14 (life below water), 15 (life on land), 6 (clean water and sanitation) and 7 (affordable and clean energy) at COP 25.

Additionally, the work programme addresses ways to enhance cooperation through the Climate Action Leadership Network, the Climate Action Collaboration Forum and the Communities of Climate Action Practice. It also outlines expected activities and deliverables at, around and following COP 23.

The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action builds on the initiatives launched at the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2014, the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA) and the UNFCCC Technical Examination Process (TEP). It is designed to structure and enhance coherence among the activities of the various coalitions, initiatives and organizations with a view to mobilize actors to urgently deliver immediate mitigation and adaptation actions required to reach the Paris Agreement goals and enable the achievement of the SDGs.

High-Level Global Climate Action Champions Hakima El Haite, Morocco, and Inia Seruiratu, Fiji, spearhead the Partnership. [Work Programme for the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action 2017-2018] [Marrakesh Partnership for Global Climate Action] [Global Climate Action Champions]


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