COP22 closing plenary, Marrakech, Morocco, November 2016.

COP22 Key Outcomes; Record Low Sea Ice in Arctic and Antarctic

The UNFCCC Newsroom (11/18) reported on key outcomes from recent U.N. climate negotiations in Marrakech, where governments set a 2018 deadline to complete the rule book for operationalizing the Paris Agreement. 

 
Thomson Reuters Foundation (11/18) said the Climate Vulnerable Forum, a group of 48 countries most at risk from climate change, will aim to make their energy production 100 percent renewable. 
 
Reuters (11/21) said Canada will speed up plans to eliminate traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030. 
 
CNN (11/19) said the Arctic and Antarctic regions have record-low sea ice for this time of year and that air temperatures in the Arctic are running more than 35 degrees Fahrenheit above average. 
 
The Washington Post (11/19) said the U.S. launched a new weather satellite, GOES-R, which will join an international network of satellites that share weather data among nearly 200 countries. GOES-R will detect weather patterns such as hurricanes and blizzards at a higher resolution than any U.S. satellite of its kind. 
 
Strategic Objective
Mitigation, Adaptation
Topics
Weather, Mitigation, Climate Science, Climate Policy, Clean Energy, Adaptation
Region
Global

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