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Morocco Ratified Paris Agreement

In June 2020, the governments of Morocco and Germany signed a cooperation agreement on green hydrogen. Two first hydrogen development and research projects from renewable energy have been announced. July 12, 2018: The number of countries that have ratified the Paris agreement on climate change has reached 179. With 18 other ratifications, the Paris Agreement will have the same number of contracting parties as the UNFCCC, which is almost universal with 197 parties. What does this rapid ratification mean for Morocco? Although the Paris Agreement sets the framework for global action, it has not defined the “regulatory framework” for global cooperation. The rapid entry into force of the agreement has given some momentum – and Morocco is the perfect opportunity to accelerate this process and define these rules earlier than expected. On the second day of COP22, America will elect a new president – whose willingness to live up to the commitments made by the United States in Paris could have a big influence on the success of the agreement. If Donald Trump is elected, he has promised to withdraw the United States from the UN climate change process and “denounce” the global agreement. Fortunately, it is more than doubtful that a Trump administration can actually follow these threats, not to mention the near-universal condemnation that the United States would receive from the rest of the world and from within. “The agreement has entered into force and we all have an obligation to meet those commitments,” she said. Nevertheless, the agreement allows all nations to define their own commitments to combat climate change and has no sanctions for non-compliance. The language of the agreement was negotiated by representatives of 197 parties at the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties in Paris and agreed on 12 December 2015. [2] [3] The agreement was signed at UN Headquarters in New York from 22 April 2016 to 21 April 2017 by states and regional economic integration organisations parties to the UNFCCC (convention).

[4] The agreement stated that it would only enter into force if 55 countries that produce at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions (according to a list drawn up in 2015)[5] ratify, accept, approve or adhere to the agreement. [6] On April 1, 2016, the United States and China, which together account for nearly 40% of global emissions, issued a joint statement confirming that the two countries would sign the Paris Climate Agreement. [9] 175 contracting parties (174 states and the European Union) signed the agreement on the first day of its signing. [10] [11] On the same day, more than 20 countries announced plans to join the accession as soon as possible in 2016. The ratification by the European Union has achieved a sufficient number of contracting parties to enter into force on 4 November 2016. Since November 2020, 194 states and the European Union have signed the agreement. 188 countries and the EU, which account for about 79% of global greenhouse gas emissions, have ratified the agreement or have joined the agreement, including China and India, the countries with the first and third CO2 emissions among UNFCCC members. [12] [13] [14] All 197 UNFCCC members have signed or joined. On November 4, 2019, the United States informed the custodian of its withdrawal from the agreement, which will take effect exactly one year after that date.

[30] Trump says the deal would undermine the United States.