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03/09/2016 - 07:00hs

Morocco to hold preparatory meeting for COP22

World conference on climate change is slated for November in Marrakech with a high-ranking pre-event meeting slated to September 8 and 9. Among the topics are energy transition, countries’ targets and the post-COP21 scenario.

São Paulo – The city of Marrakech, Morocco, will host, on September 8 and 9, a high-ranking conference on the changes implemented in the energy sector in the world, the contributions of each country in the subject and what took place after COP21. On the last climate change conference, COP21, held in France in 2015, a global agreement was established to stop greenhouse gas emissions and deal with the impacts of climate change.

Morocco will host COP22 from November 7 to 18 and this month’s debates should generate contributions for the global initiative. Called “The Energy Transition, NDCs and the Post-COP21 Agenda”, the summit is organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Center on Global Economic Governance of the University of Columbia and the OCP Policy Center, a Moroccan fertilizers company, with the support of COP22’s scientific committee. NDCs means Nationally Determined Contributions and, that is, each of the countries targets on climate change.

Experts from international organizations, research institutes and universities, politics and business owners will attend the meeting in Marrakech. An invitation is needed to attend the event. Among the topics are the changes in the energy sectors and its consequences, the risks of this transition, the carbon price, how to achieve the adequate price of energy and if it should be different in each country, the events after COP21, the implementation of climate change agreements, the outlooks of the developing countries in the subject, among others.

The minister delegate in charge of environment of the Ministry of Energy, Mining, Water and Environment of Morocco, Hakima El Haité, the IMF’s economic adviser and director, Maurice Obstfeld, and the professor at Columbia University, Patrick Bolton, will open the summit. Also speaking are experts from Harvard University, the International Energy Agency, the University of Oxford, leaders from COP22, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the IMF, OCP Policy Center, French Development Agency, among others.

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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