Morocco to secure upcoming COP22

Morocco will deploy over 5,000 policemen to protect the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), slated on Nov. 7-18 in Marrakech, local media reported Wednesday.

The daily Assabah said some 800 body guards will also be mobilized to protect around 120 world leaders who are expected to attend the conference.

Nearly 100 new surveillance cameras have been set up in different sites of the city of Marrakesh.

It noted that some 40,000 visitors are expected to come from all over the world to Morocco to take part in the conference.

The historic Paris Climate Change Agreement adopted in COP21 in 2015 will enter into force on 4 November after at least 55 countries, accounting for 55 percent of global emissions, have ratified the agreement.

Under the Paris Agreement, nations have agreed to combat climate change and to unleash actions and investment towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future.

 

Xinhua/Zainab Sa’id