The work of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP25) opened Monday in Madrid, with the participation of representatives of 196 countries, including Morocco.
The Kingdom is represented at the plenary session of this Conference, which will be held until 13 December, by a large delegation led by Prime Minister Saad Eddine El Othmani, and composed of the Minister of Energy, Mines and Environment, Aziz Rebbah, Minister Delegate in Charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad, Nezha El Ouafi, and Ambassador of Morocco in Spain, Ms. Karima Benyaich.
The official opening was marked by speeches by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, the head of the Spanish government in office, Pedro Sanchez, and a message from Chilean President Sebastian Pinera.
The summit will mobilize around 50 world leaders, heads of state and government, presidents of the European Union (EU) institutions and senior representatives of international institutions, such as the OECD and the Inter-American Bank (IDB), to discuss ways to address the challenges of climate change.
A total of 25,000 people will take part in this global event in the two contiguous spaces designed for this purpose, one for official meetings and negotiations of the participating countries and the other for holding side events such as the presentation of reports of scientists or NGO interventions, according to the organizers.
The objective and the main concern of this conference, which will be held under the chairmanship of the Government of Chile and will be organized with the logistical support of the Spanish Government, is to take measures which will be crucial for the further development of the process of UN Climate change.
One of the key objectives of COP25 is to raise the level of overall ambition by accomplishing several aspects for the full realization of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.