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Civil Society climate advocates from nine countries in the Southern Voices programme will attend the COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco to promote effective and equitable adaptation approaches.

From Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Niger, Kenya, Nicaragua, Guatemala and India – members of the Southern Voices family will join this first COP after the historic Paris agreement. The key objective is to make sure that Parties and other stakeholders will push for speed and ambition in the implementation of the Paris agreement.

Key events in Marrakech co-organised by Southern Voices partner networks are the following:
  • Addressing the Needs of the Vulnerable in Climate Solutions – Green Zone Side Event organised by SLYCAN – Sri Lanka Wed 9th Nov 13:00 – 14:30
  • Climate Adaptation Policies, NAPs and Stakeholder Engagement – Blue Zone Event/Austral, by Sri Lanka and Centro Humboldt, Nicaragua, Fri 11th Nov. 18:30-20:00
  • Initiatives on Climate Change Adaptation in Asia, Blue Zone Event/Pacific, by Clean Energy Nepal – and others, Mon 14th Nov. 16:45 – 18:15
  • Southern Voices Dinner and Evening - by invitation only – by SV-Adapt Tue 15th Nov 18:30-21:00 – venue to be announced, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or one of our three regional facilitators.
At the COP22 Southern Voices partner networks will focus on the twin ambitions in implementation of the Paris Agreement: To achieve ambitious reduction of emissions to keep within the 1.5C temperature limit – and to achieve the actions and finance needed to make real the global goal on adaptation – to strengthen adaptive capacity and resilience of communities towards the negative impacts of climate change.

At the COP Southern Voices partner networks will share their experience on working with the Joint Principles for Adaptation in various fora and contexts. To find the Southern Voices partners attending the COP you can consult the SVAdapt@COP22list at this link.

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