Weekly Current Affairs

Notice

  1. For a U.N. climate summit that began under the shadows of the U.S. presidential election results, which ended with the ascent of Donald Trump, a climate change denier, the 11-day meeting concluded with all participating member nations coming together to reaffirm their commitment to climate action under the Paris Agreement adopted last year.
  2. The nearly 200 nations attending the COP22 summit adopted the Marrakech Action Proclamation sending out a strong signal to the world on climate action.
  3. Our climate is warming at an alarming and unprecedented rate and we have an urgent duty to respond. Paris Agreement offers ambitious goals with its inclusive nature and its reflection of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances.
  4.  A Climate Vulnerable Forum, comprising a group of over 45 most vulnerable countries, was launched, which adopted an agenda for maintaining the target of limiting warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.
  5. The countries also called for an increase in the volume, flow and access to finance for climate projects, alongside improved capacity and technology.
  6. The nations, who are parties to the Kyoto Protocol (which does not include the U.S.), also encouraged the speedy ratification of the Doha Amendment, with its focus on pre-2020 action.