UN climate talks end as US urged to join fight

The U.N. climate conference held in Morocco closed Friday with delegates appealing to US president elect Donald Trump to join the battle against global warming

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UN climate talks ends as US urged to join fight

The UN climate talks held in Morocco has finally come to an end, with delegates calling on US president elect Donald Trump to join the fight against global warming.

Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, said they expect the new American president to show commitment and support for the course.

On his part Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment said the goal is to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“Our work now is to hastily build on that momentum, jointly, moving onward with determination to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to promote adaptation efforts, thus profiting and supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)”.

Mr. Salaheddine Mezouar, the President of COP22 visited the media at the worldwide broadcast and media centre to convey his appreciation for the coverage and participations.

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Moroccan Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar speaking at a news conference said that Marrakesh has been the start of turning promises made in Paris into actions.

Welcoming the results of the Conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that all states recognize that climate action is vital for their security, economic affluence and the health and welfare of their people.

King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, heads of states from close to 90 nations and delegations from other United Nations member countries issued a proclamation, a key document rising from the negotiations at COP22, to indicate a move towards a new era of implementation and action on climate and sustainable development.

In the Marrakech Action Proclamation, for our climate and sustainable development”, State Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), declared their “dedication” to the “full realization” of the Paris Agreement.

“We are positive that such policies will provide a strong momentum to universal efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change”, he said.

In an hour-long briefing with reporters after a climate meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco last week , deputy foreign minister of China, Liu Zhenmin, talked about the history of climate negotiations as a Republican-backed initiative, and the unrelenting commitment of China to fight rising temperatures, “whatever the circumstances”.

“Our climate is warming at an upsetting and unparalleled rate and we have a vital duty to react”, the 196 nations, as well as the outgoing U.S. administration, said in the “Marrakesh Action Proclamation.”And they dared richer states to do the same.

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