Monday, November 7, 2016

Climate Change: United Nations Annual Climate Conference Starts Today in Morocco

Nations Meet to Turn Climate Pledges into Action (Scientific American)

Systems to track and review each country’s progress will be put into place 

Nearly 200 nations are meeting today in Marrakech, Morocco, for the United Nations annual climate conference. The two-week 22nd Conference of the Parties, or COP 22, starts just days after the 2015 Paris climate accord entered into legal force—meaning that countries are legally bound to meet their targets—on November 4. And although many are celebrating this latest success, country representatives at COP 22 now must hash out how they are going to live up to their pledges—namely, curbing CO2 emissions so that the world can avoid climate change’s worst effects.