The Paris Agreement entered into force yesterday, as the minimum required number of countries ratified the Convention. Accounting together for at least an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions. Prof Saiful Islam of the Bangladesh University of Technology writes about his expections of the major follow-up meeting in Marrakesh, starting Monday 7 November. Marrakesh is the first UN Summit after Paris where work begins across countries to agree an action plan for delivering on the goals of the Agreement, a warming of well below 2C global average.
Saiful Islam is here writing in the Dhaka Tribune on feasability, action, and vulnerable countries. HELIX will be present at Marrakesh COP22 represented by Asher Minns of Future Earth Europe at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia.