Marrakech proclamation best way to deal with climate change: UN

The Marrakech action proclamation for climate and sustainable development is the “best way” to deal with the fight against climate change, a UN spokeswoman said.

By   |   Published: 19th Nov 2016   7:08 pm Updated: 19th Nov 2016   7:11 pm
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The UN Marrakech climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 17, 2016 adopted a proclamation calling for the highest political commitment and solidarity in the fight against climate change, amid fears that the next U.S. administration may change U.S. policy in this regard. Photo: IANS

New York: The Marrakech action proclamation for climate and sustainable development is the “best way” to deal with the fight against climate change, a UN spokeswoman said.

The Marrakech proclamation is “the best way for us to move forward in the fight against the problems triggered by climate change”, Farhan Haq said on Friday.

The document “affirms and consolidates the spirit of global cooperation that we have seen in Paris”, he said.

The UN official welcomed the “courageous leadership” shown by the world leaders in Marrakech, by pledging to make the economies of their countries “greener” and to pursue their goal of “carbon neutrality”.

“It is a very ambitious step forward that goes beyond the Paris Agreement,” Haq said, adding that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes that “other countries will join this ambitious quest”.