17 Oct
Pre-COP22 (18-19 October 2016)

  The Marrakesh pre-COP will be the last informal meeting before COP22. It will bring together almost 70 ministers from the key influential countries in international climate negotiations. The meeting will be co-chaired by Ms Ségolène Royal, COP21 President, and Salaheddine Mezouar, Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and...

15 Oct
Accréditation des médias pour la COP22 (7-18 novembre 2016)

Media accreditation for the the UN Climate Change Conference in Marrakech is open until the deadline 17 October 2016 or when the quota was reached. Online accreditation is the ONLY official channel to obtain registration for the media. The secretariat is not in a position to accept accreditations via...

29 Sep
Ségolène Royal takes part in the 15th International Energy Forum

  Ségolène Royal, COP21 President and Minister of the Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs, travelled to Algeria on Tuesday, 27 September for the 15th International Energy Forum. Ms Royal chaired the plenary session on “Renewables and energy efficiency: prospects and challenges after COP 21”. On the sidelines of the...

21 Sep
Momentum growing for Paris Agreement’s entry into force

Over 30 States ratified the Paris Agreement during a high-level event organised by the United Nations Secretary-General at the UN headquarters in New York on 21 September. According to the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, 60 States have now ratified the Paris Agreement. “Now, this means we...

22 Jul
Organisation of COP21: time to take stock

With only a few months to go until the opening of the COP22 climate conference in Marrakech, and a few weeks until the disbanding of the COP21 General Secretariat, responsible for preparing and organising the conference – though the climate team continues its policy work...

15 Jun
France has ratified the Paris Agreement

On Wednesday 15 June at the Élysée Palace, the President of the French Republic, François Hollande ratified the Paris Climate Agreement which was unanimously adopted by 195 countries in Paris in December following COP21. This text, which was definitively adopted by Parliament on 8 June...

27 May
End of Bonn with a focus on Marrakesh

La session de négociations s'est terminée jeudi 26 mars après onze jours de discussions. Les délégués sont parvenus à des résultats importants pour Marrakech....

26 May
An active day for delegates

Wrapping up Wednesday concluded the work undertaken by the Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) which will hold a final plenary session on Thursday. SBI Chair Tomasz Chruszczow (Poland) said he was relieved to see certain points that had been pending...

25 May
Parliament for the Environment kicks off in Kenya

  UNEA-2. This is the rather blunt code name given to the second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which is being held at the headquarters of UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya, from 23 to 27 May. It will be attended by the President of...