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Issue 53 - November 2016
  This year's climate conference, the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP 22), started on a very high note; the Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4th, 2016. This showed that Parties are committed to fight climate change as soon as possible. This event accelerated the need to move faster on the Paris Agreement implementation; negotiators discussed the way forward and came up with a workplan to complete the Paris Rulebook in 2018. To read more about the specific outcomes and timings, click here.

The Lebanese delegation at the COP actively participated in the climate negotiations, and in the Facilitative Sharing of Views (FSV) process following the submission of its first BUR. Moreover, Lebanon was invited to speak on several side event panels, and the Lebanon Climate Act was showcased in the Lebanese side event on November 18th. Lebanon also became an official member of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which is a platform for action and discussion for the most vulnerable countries to climate change, and aims to drive up ambition and share lessons learned. To know more about Lebanon's participation, click here.


Orphan issues
Issues mandated by the Paris Agreement but without an agenda item
20 December, 2016

GHG Reporting Award Ceremony and TNC Dissemination @ Phoenicia Hotel


Amount in millions of US dollars pledged to the Adaptation Fund 
Will the climate be Trumped?
During COP 22, news of the USA's presidential elections came through saying that Republican candidate Donald Trump, had won. Uncertainty settled in everyone's minds while remembering the claims of Donald Trump during his campaign; withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is a possibility. However, news reports say that his opinion is shifting. Furthermore, other big emitters have restated that they are still committed. Click here to know more about the legal procedure for withdrawing from the climate deal.
Communication solves everything
The best way for us to move forward on the Paris Agreement implementation, is for us to teach each other how to; the Eurasian Network on GHG inventories, national communications, biennial update reports and INDCs was launched during COP 22. This platform aims at sharing experiences and adopt best practices to facilitate the sustainable development of technical and institutional capacities. This cooperation will take place between countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
UNFCCC Climate Transparency: Lessons Learned by Jennifer Huang, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, November 2016
Above is the largest solar power plant in the world. It is located in Morocco, will be at 580 MW capacity once complete, and will provide electricity for 1.1 million people. Morocco plans to generate 52% of its energy from renewables by 2030.
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