Presenterat: Marrakech Action proclamation for our climate and for sustainable development

PÅ COP presenterades nu ett Marrakech Action-uttalande, som High-level segment förhandlingsledare ställt sig bakom. Det är kraftigt omskrivet jämfört med det vi tidigare kommenterat. Hela texten finns längst ner.

Nu är ordalagen mycket mer allmänna och kommenterar klimatförändringar i största allmänhet, välkomnar att Parisavtalet antagits och kopplar ihop med Globala Hållbara Utvecklingsmålen. Här anges att vår uppgift är att påskynda att minska utsläppen och öka klimatanpassning, att sluta gapet mellan nuvarande ambitioner och vad som krävs för att nå Parisavtalets åtaganden, samt att det behöver ske mer väl före år 2020, med en uppmuntran till ratificerande av Doha-tilläggen.

Skrivningen är nu väsentligt kortare och mindre kontroversiell än det Marocko ursprungligen föreslog, som var så obalanserat och innehåll så många tveksamheter att det skapade stor frustration i många led. Bland mycket annat så tyckte utvecklingsländer att skrivningen var för positiv angående finansieringen och ö-stater saknade en referens till temperaturmålet. Nu är dokumentet tydligare i att mer finansiering behövs och nämner att Parisavtalets mål ska nås, men utan att upprepa dem.

Mitt stalltips, också baserat på de långa applåderna som det tämligen banala förslaget nu fick, är att ett orosmoln på COP-himlen nu blåst bort och att COP kan ställa sig bakom denna Marrakech Action-proklamation. Det i sin tur kan få positiva följdverkningar på annat, eftersom det marockanska ordförandeskapet nu fått en högtidstext som ger dem en (liten) plats i klimatförhandlingarnas historieböcker. Därmed kan de förhoppningsvis i förhandlingarnas slutskede luta sig mer mot länder med större erfarenhet av att slutföra klimatförhandlingar.

Här är texten:

We, Heads of State, Government, and Delegations, gathered in Marrakech, on African soil, for the High-Level Segment of the 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the 12th Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 1 st Session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, at the gracious invitation of His Majesty the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, issue this proclamation to signal a shift towards a new era of implementation and action on climate and sustainable development.

Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond.

We welcome the Paris Agreement, adopted under the Convention, its rapid entry into force, with its ambitious goals, its inclusive nature and its reflection of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances, and we affirm our commitment to its full implementation.

Indeed, this year, we have seen extraordinary momentum on climate change worldwide, and in many multilateral fora. This momentum is irreversible – it is being driven not only by governments, but by science, business and global action of all types at all levels.

Our task now is to rapidly build on that momentum, together, moving forward purposefully to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to foster adaptation efforts, thereby benefiting and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals.

We call for the highest political commitment to combat climate change, as a matter of urgent priority.

We call for strong solidarity with those countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and underscore the need to support efforts aimed to enhance their adaptive capacity, strengthen resilience and reduce vulnerability.

We call for all Parties to strengthen and support efforts to eradicate poverty, ensure food security and to take stringent action to deal with climate change challenges in agriculture.

We call for urgently raising ambition and strengthening cooperation amongst ourselves to close the gap between current emissions trajectories and the pathway needed to meet the long-term temperature goals of the Paris Agreement.

We call for an increase in the volume, flow and access to finance for climate projects, alongside improved capacity and technology, including from developed to developing countries. We the Developed Country Parties reaffirm our USD $100 billion mobilization goal.

We, unanimously, call for further climate action and support, well in advance of 2020, taking into account the specific needs and special circumstances of developing countries, the least developed countries and those particularly vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.

We who are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol encourage the ratification of the Doha Amendment. We, collectively, call on all non-state actors to join us for immediate and ambitious action and mobilization, building on their important achievements, noting the many initiatives and the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action itself, launched in Marrakech.

The transition in our economies required to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement provides a substantial positive opportunity for increased prosperity and sustainable development.

The Marrakech Conference marks an important inflection point in our commitment to bring together the whole international community to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time.

As we now turn towards implementation and action, we reiterate our resolve to inspire solidarity, hope and opportunity for current and future generations.

http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/marrakech_nov_2016/application/pdf/marrakech_action_proclamation.pdf

Läs mer om det ursprungliga förslaget om förvirringen kring detta här:

Marrakech Call For Action… Vad är det?