The COP of Action
In alignment with the Global Climate Action Agenda, COP 22 in Marrakech will be the “COP of Action”, and will determine the practical steps forward for the effective implementation of the Paris Agreement. The World Climate Summit 2016 will support this aim, through linking initiatives to national action plans, showcasing practical low-carbon solutions and innovation, sharing best practices for sustainable business and projects, facilitating large-scale green investments, and inspiring leadership for climate action.
Supporting the COP22 Renewable Energy Track
The COP22 Renewable Energy Track is a series of events taking place under the umbrella “RE-Energising The Future" http://re-energising.org/Cop22/, which showcases renewable energy as a key means of implementing the Paris Agreement.
About the Morocco Government
The Moroccan Government – the COP22 host - and in particular the Morocco Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment, have been taking ambitious leaps in implementing solutions for the green economy. From solar plants to wind power, Morocco is heading towards transforming itself into a major global producer of renewable energy.
IRENA is mandated to be the global hub for renewable energy cooperation and information exchange by 149 Members (148 States and the European Union). Roughly 27 additional countries are in the accession process and actively engaged. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the European Union’s bank. Owned by the 28 EU Member States, the EIB provides finance and expertise for sound and sustainable investment projects in over 160 countries. As the world’s largest multilateral borrower and lender by volume, climate action is a key priority for the EIB. In our climate strategy, we commit to ensuring that at least 25% of all EIB lending supports climate-related investment. For developing countries, this figure will rise to 35% by 2020. During the period 2011-2015, the EIB provided EUR 90.5 billion in climate finance, and it will invest around EUR 100 billion in climate projects around the world over the next five years.
CPI works to improve the most important energy and land use policies and business practices in the world, with a particular focus on finance. Their analysts and advisors support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. They work in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. Their efforts help nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. Their services include advisory and convening, analysis and assessments, and design and implementation of new solutions.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
CGEM represents the private sector towards public and institutional authorities. It speaks on behalf of its 88,000 direct and affliated members and seeks to provide an economic environment conducive to the businesses development.
ICC is the largest, most representative business organization in the world. Its hundreds of thousands of member companies in over 120 countries have interests spanning every sector of private enterprise. A world network of national committees keeps the ICC International Secretariat in Paris informed about national and regional business priorities. More than 2,000 experts drawn from ICC’s member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues. The United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and many other intergovernmental bodies, both international and regional, are kept in touch with the views of international business through ICC.
The World Green Economy Summit (WGES 2016) is the world’s leading platform to discuss, foster, plan and implement the shift to the green economy for government, business, finance and civil society. The Summit’s objectives are strongly based on the outcomes and commitments of the 2015 World Green Economy Summit, and in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate Agreement, UAE Vision 2021, the EXPO 2020 and the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 targets.
The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of energy leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. Formed in 1923, the Council is the UN-accredited global energy body, representing the entire energy spectrum, with over 3,000 member organisations in over 90 countries, drawn from governments, private and state corporations, academia, NGOs and energy stakeholders. We inform global, regional and national energy strategies by hosting high-level events including the World Energy Congress and publishing authoritative studies, and work through our extensive member network to facilitate the world’s energy policy dialogue.
IETA is a nonprofit business organisation created in 1999 to serve businesses engaged in the field of carbon markets. Our objective is to build international policy and market frameworks for reducing GHG at lowest cost. Our vision is a single global carbon price produced by markets of high environmental integrity. We pursue this vision with an eye to pragmatism, political reality and sound economics. IETA upholds its principles by acting as a think tank, a convener of dialogues, an advocate, a market promoter and acting as a body that is able to drive market standards. Our work is driven by six key goals: To improve the credibility and functionality of today’s carbon markets. To promote quality, efficiency and effectiveness in future carbon markets. To provide leadership and and development opportunities for carbon offsetting. To promote effective linkages between carbon pricing systems over time. To support effective private sector models of engagement in climate finance. To showcase the power of markets in addressing climate change. As of September 2016, IETA comprises around 140 international companies from OECD and non-OECD countries. IETA currently has offices in Geneva (Switzerland), Brussels (Belgium), London (UK), Toronto (Canada), Melbourne (Australia), US offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, and representatives in South Korea and China.
ICLEI is the world´s leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. ICLEI is a powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super- cities, 450 large cities and urban regions as well as 450 small and medium-sized cities and towns in 83 countries. ICLEI promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, biodiverse, low- carbon; to build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.
CDP works to transform the way the world does business to prevent dangerous climate change and protect our natural resources. We see a world where capital is efficiently allocated to create long-term prosperity rather than short-term gain at the expense of our environment. Evidence and insight is vital to driving real change. CDP uses the power of measurement and information disclosure to improve the management of environmental risk. By leveraging market forces including shareholders, customers and governments, CDP has incentivized thousands of companies and cities across the world’s largest economies to measure and disclose their environmental information. We put this information at the heart of business, investment and policy decision making. We hold the largest collection globally of self reported climate change, water and forest-risk data. Through our global system companies, investors and cities are better able to mitigate risk, capitalize on opportunities and make investment decisions that drive action towards a more sustainable world.
World Efficiency Solutions is the first international meeting of the new economy for climate challenges and resource efficiency. First held in 2015 in Paris, World Efficiency Solutions will run for the second time from 17th to 19th October 2017 in Paris Porte de Versailles. It has been created in close collaboration with the relevant stakeholders with the aim of speeding up the adoption of low carbon, low resource solutions in all parts of the world.