COP23 High-Level Climate Champions Publish First-Ever Yearbook of Global Climate Action under Marrakesh Partnership

The COP23 Presidency and High-Level Climate Champions, led by the Honourable Inia Seruiratu, published the first-ever Yearbook of Global Climate Action under the Marrakesh Partnership, a key priority for Fiji’s COP23 Presidency focused on building a Grand Coalition of enhanced constructive dialogue between stakeholders, and collectively driven ambitious climate action.

“Success on climate action requires deep collaboration by a broad coalition of stakeholders,” said the High-Level Climate Champion, Inia Seruiratu. “We all have a role to play. If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem. And frankly, my country and many others of the most vulnerable parts of the planet cannot afford for anyone to remain part of the problem.”

The Yearbook informs Parties about what has been achieved during 2017, and highlights how pre-2020 ambitions can be accelerated.

To realise the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the world must go further and faster in delivering climate action before 2020. To achieve this, adequate flows of finance, technology, and capacity building must be enabled.

The Yearbook outlines aligning climate action closely with the Paris Agreement, closing the gap in emission reductions, making action transparent, spreading action to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Africa, and investing in transformative initiatives.

The COP in 2015 decided that two High-Level Champions, then from France and Morocco, would be appointed to facilitate the partnership between the UNFCCC process and voluntary and collaborative actions with the ultimate objective to accelerate climate action.

Under the current High-Level Climate Champion, the agenda has been continued full speed ahead during the COP23 conference in Bonn, Germany.