What is Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action?

UNFCCC Nav Under the leadership of the High-Level Climate Champions, the Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action supports implementation of the Paris Agreement by enabling collaboration between governments and the cities, regions, businesses and investors that must act on climate change.

Who is Nigel Topping?

Nigel Topping is the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020. Mr. Topping works alongside the Chilean High-Level Climate Action Champion, Gonzalo Muñoz.

What is Global Climate Action?

Global climate change refers to the average long-term changes over the entire Earth. These include warming temperatures and changes in precipitation, as well as the effects of Earth’s warming, such as: Rising sea levels. Shrinking mountain glaciers.

Who is Gonzalo Munoz?

Between 2019 and 2021 Gonzalo held the global role as one of the two UN High Level Climate Action Champions for the Conference of the Parties (COP) and from that position he co-designed and co-led the global campaigns Race To Zero, Race To Resilience and GFANZ.

What is race to zero?

Race To Zero is a global campaign to rally leadership and support from businesses, cities, regions, investors for a healthy, resilient, zero carbon recovery that prevents future threats, creates decent jobs, and unlocks inclusive, sustainable growth.

Is the Paris Agreement working?

Unfortunately, the Paris Agreement can work perfectly and states’ individual efforts can still come up short. The Paris Agreement is a means, not an end. Turning this global institutional context into an effective global response to climate change requires ambitious national action.

What countries are tackling climate change?

This is the most important pact for international cooperation on tackling climate change, and countries are taking steps to deliver on it. The UK, Norway, France and New Zealand are some of the countries that have legally committed to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

What is a high level champion?

The High Level Climate Action Champion has a global remit and has established the Race to Zero campaign to get all actors to commit to net zero. The Champion role was created in 2015 at the climate talks in Paris and is held for two years.

How do I join race to zero?

How to join as an actor: Individual actors (such as regions, cities, businesses and investors) are invited to join an initiative or network, which is an official Race to Zero partner. By joining one of the partners they will be directly included in Race to Zero.

What will happen at COP26?

To keep warming to 2°C, the equivalent reductions would be needed of one year’s total emissions. The Glasgow Climate Pact – the main political outcome of COP26 – requests governments to revisit and strengthen their NDCs before the end of 2022 to bring these in line with the Paris Agreement’s temperature goal.

What countries are not in the Paris Agreement?

The only countries which have not ratified are some greenhouse gas emitters in the Middle East: Iran with 2% of the world total being the largest. Eritrea, Libya and Yemen have also not ratified the agreement. Iraq is the latest country to ratify the agreement, on 1 November 2021.

Which country emits the most carbon dioxide?

China is, by a significant margin, Asia’s and the world’s largest emitter: it emits nearly 10 billion tonnes each year, more than one-quarter of global emissions. North America – dominated by the USA – is the second largest regional emitter at 18% of global emissions. It’s followed closely by Europe with 17%.