EU Science Hub

JRC at COP22

Nov 07 2016
Nov 18 2016
Bab Ighli, Marrakech

As the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the JRC regularly provides scientific and technical advice for the development and implementation of EU policy in a range of thematic areas central to international climate negotiations. In this capacity the JRC also advises the EU's delegation to Marrakech, Morocco.

In addition, the JRC advances the EU’s goals for global action in other ways too: it produces analyses and reports on key themes, and at events it showcases its work and brings the EU’s scientific and technical perspective in debates engaging other Parties’ negotiators and experts.

JRC participation at COP22

JRC experts will speak at official UNFCCC special events, and at side-events held at the EU Pavilion.

At these events the JRC will be showcasing its work and contributing a technical perspective to the debates engaging Parties' delegates and experts on thematic areas that are the focus of current and upcoming negotiations.


Nov 08 2016

10:30 - 13:00 | Plenary Casablanca (Blue Zone, Bab Ighli)

2016 GCOS Implementation Plan to support Paris Agreement goals

  • At the EarthInfo Day UNFCCC special event, Carolin Richter - director of Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) - will present the essential climate variables, indicators and actions in the 2016 GCOS Implementation Plan to support Paris Agreement goals, whose lead author is the JRC's Alan Belward.
  • Webcast of this session is now available. Carolin Richter's presentation begins at 48'.

15:00 - 18:00 | Plenary Casablanca (Blue Zone, Bab Ighli)

Towards a European Operational Observing System to Monitor Fossil CO2 Emissions

16:30 - 19:30 | Room Brussels, EU Pavilion (Area D, Blue Zone, Bab Ighli)

NDCs and beyond: global and national challenges in implementation and raising of ambition

  • Bert Saveyn will present recent JRC modelling results, the results of the FP7 ADVANCE project, and the modelling tools that the EU uses to design policies to meet climate goals.
  • Giacomo Grassi will speak on the transparency requirements to ensure that forests can deliver the mitigation objectives in NDCs.


Nov 09 2016

18:30 - 20:00 | Blue Zone, Bab Ighli (exact meeting room tbc)

Experiences in implementing MRV systems


Nov 11 2016

10:30 - 12:00 | Room Brussels, EU Pavilion (Area D, Blue Zone, Bab Ighli)

Road from Paris: Green energy choices and the future of global and African energy systems

  • Alban Kitous will present results of the GECO 2016 report concerning the impact of climate policies on global energy markets in the context of the UNFCCC Paris Agreement.


Nov 14 2016

10:30 - 12:00 | Room Bratislava, EU Pavilion (Area D, Blue Zone, Bab Ighli)

Energy for Cities (EU Energy Day)

  • Paolo Bertoldi will discuss the greenhouse gas emissions reductions and changes in energy use achieved by signatories of the EU Covenant of Mayors between 2008 and 2016.


Nov 15 2016

13:15 - 14:45 | Location tbc

Introducing the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy:  the impact of collective city action

  • The event will introduce the new Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, resulting in a new global initiative from combining the efforts of the European Union Covenant of Mayors and the Compact of Mayors, now joining 7100 cities over 119 countries around ambitious city climate action.  Analysis of the collective impact of city commitments will be presented and new mayors will be invited to join the initiative. The forthcoming JRC Science for Policy report 'EU Covenant of Mayors: Achievements and Progress (2008-2016)' will be announced at this event as part of a Global Covenant of Mayors deliverable.

Recent JRC publications contributing to debates central to international climate negotiations

In recent months, the JRC has released a number of reports and publications addressing some issues central to international climate action.

Further information on the full programme of COP22


Governments from around the world who are Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meet in Marrakech (Morocco) from 7 to 18 November 2016 to advance international action to combat climate change.

As the global climate agreement adopted in Paris (France) last December enters into force on 4 November 2016, this year’s meeting simultaneously serves as the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22), the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP12) and the first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA1).

The focus of the negotiations is on articulating the rulebook that will govern the implementation of the Paris Agreement from 2021, and on keeping up climate action in the meantime ('pre-2020 action').