In December 2015 world leaders signed the historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The accord aims to hold the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, to pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5°C, and to achieve net-zero emissions in the second half of this century.
Almost a year on, Morocco hosts the latest round of global climate talks. The Twenty-Second Session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (COP 22) takes place in Marrakech from 7 to 18 November 2016. The conference is hosted under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which was adopted during the Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit of 1992.