Paris & Marrakesh: Where is Action on Climate Change Going?

On 13 December 2016 Civic Exchange, Business Environment Council and HK University of Science and Technology’s Division for the Environment held a seminar to discuss progress action on climate change. This report highlights the key outcomes from the discussions.

The Conference of the Parties (COP) of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emission mitigation, adaptation and finance in December 2015. This agreement was rapidly ratified and came into effect on 4th November. On 7-18 November 2016, the COP met in Marrakesh, Morocco to work on its implementation.