Vanuatu has reformed its UNFCCC engagement approach since 2012, greatly expanding the caliber and capacity of its delegation to annual Conferences of the Parties, as well as opening the negotiation process to a wide group of stakeholders from Government and non-Government organizations.
COP22, to be held in Marrakesh, Moroco will be a crucial conference, as it must operationalize the Paris Agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of limiting global warming.
Vanuatu has a special role in this COP22 negotiation as it seeks to raise ambition on greenhouse gas mitigation, specifically to limit warming to 1.5C. Vanuatu also aims to ensure strong provisions and requirements around Loss and Damage are met, particularly as it proceeds down a long road of recovery and reconstruction after the devastation caused by severe tropical cyclone Pam in early 2015.
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