COP22 will take place in Marrakech, Morocco from November 14-18 and will focus on implementation and action.
2016 has been a historic year for climate action. We saw rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement, which puts us on an accelerated path towards implementation of our climate goals. We secured an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, a group of extremely potent greenhouse gases, and the adoption of a global market-based measure to set international aviation on the path toward sustainable, carbon-neutral growth.
COP 22 is focused on implementation and action. The Paris Agreement was a turning point in the history of international climate cooperation. With this framework in place, the global community is poised to intensify work advancing the national and collective global efforts necessary to address this immense challenge.
The United States is committed to meeting our 2020 and 2025 climate targets and to collaborating with countries and the international community to support them in reaching theirs. Globally, local governments and civil society will be key to much of this work – as will the private sector, which plays a pivotal role in mobilizing investments at the scale needed to build a low-carbon and climate-resilient future and offer opportunities for new jobs and economic growth.