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21 Nov 2016

Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace International

Govts., businesses, cities & civil society must work together to adapt for a climate resilient future

"The world unites, vulnerable countries inspire – but there’s hard work ahead," 18 Nov 2016

I have attended countless UN Climate conferences during the past two decades, but Marrakech will be among the more memorable…Standing with hundreds…around our giant #WeWillMoveAhead banners…I felt a sense of connection and determination through this moment of shared solidarity…The second inspiration…was 47 countries at the forefront of climate change committing to a 100% renewable future…The Climate Vulnerable Forum is setting the pace here and we will be their supporters…Indeed, there is much hard work to do…2016 will be…the hottest year on record. And while global climate pollution is no longer rising quickly, it urgently needs to come down. Coal plants have to close very soon – and there need to be just transition plans developed for all workers affected. Still, the transformation of the electricity sector is now unstoppable…We are also seeing cities…states and businesses delivering 100% renewable electricity…But that is only the start. To prevent dangerous climate change we need to transform also the transport sector…switch to agro-ecology…Indeed, we need to transform the way we live…