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Opening of Climate Summit in Katowice

The Climate Summit of the 24th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), opened today in Katowice, the capital of the Silesian region (South of Poland), with the participation of Morocco.

More than 190 states, non-state actors, NGOs or institutions are taking part in the conference of the 24th conference of the signatory parties to the (UNFCCC), which will end on 14 December. COP 24 should lead to the drafting of a roadmap for each state to implement the Paris Agreement (COP 21), to come into force in 2020.

Morocco, which was very early aware of the importance of proactive environmental actions and the urgent need to act in the face of climate change, is a major player in sustainable development in Africa and around the world, heavily invested in to meet the climate challenge, a common imperative for all of humanity.

The Kingdom hosted the successful COP 22 in Marrakesh, enabling Morocco to assert itself more as a dynamic player in sustainable development, consolidate its leadership and mark a turning point in global efforts to meet the challenges of climate change as quickly as possible.

Under the leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, Morocco has raised the climatic issue to the highest level by effectively committing itself to a responsible approach to sustainable development based on a proactive preservation of the environment. The objective of COP 24 in Katowice is to finalize negotiations on the work program for the Paris Agreement.

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