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Isabella Lövin to attend UN climate summit
Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin will travel to the COP22 UN climate summit in Marrakech today to lead the Swedish delegation. Negotiations are already under way on how the Paris Agreement should be implemented in practice, and since the Agreement has now entered into force, the first Meeting of the Parties will be held this week.
"There is no time to lose. Now we have to gather all positive forces and use the current global impetus to implement the Paris Agreement. Following the US elections, Sweden and the EU have an increased responsibility to push the work forwards," says Ms Lövin.
As well as leading the delegation's negotiating activities, Ms Lövin will also take part in a number of ministerial meetings, side events and new initiatives to accelerate countries' emissions reductions and secure financing for mitigation and adaptation in developing countries. She will also take part in the first official Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement, to be held on Tuesday. Leaders from all countries that have so far ratified the Agreement will be in attendance.
The major issue at COP22 is developing the Paris rule book.
Sweden's three priorities are ensuring that:
- the review mechanism contributes in the best possible way to the parties increasing their ambitions over time;
- a transparent strengthened reporting system is developed in a way that makes it possible to monitor and compare all parties' commitments over time, globally and individually;
- and a good balance is struck between investments in renewable energy and investments in climate change adaptation in developing countries.
Minister for the Environment Karolina Skog is also a member of the Swedish negotiating delegation. COP22 in Marrakech runs from 7 to 18 November.
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