I just wanted to let everyone know that there will be an interruption to the normal flow of content here. For the next few weeks, I’ll be attending the 22nd UN Climate Conference (COP22) in Morocco. I’ll mostly be writing for The Verb, a newswire service that brings technical expertise to environmental news coverage and syndicates to publications like Huffington Post and Reuters.
For those of you who followed COP21 in Paris last year, Marrakech is a defining moment in the life of the agreement that came out of that conference. The Paris Agreement was a big step forward in terms of ambition, but we’ve got a long way to go before our action on climate change matches our promises. Negotiators in Marrakech will decide how countries’ climate action pledges will be tracked and judged, and also make a push to fulfill developed countries’ promise of contributing $100 billion per year to developing countries’ climate adaptation and mitigation efforts.