What is the COP ?
The COP stands for the \"Conference of the Parties.” It is the supreme decision-making body of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), opened for signature in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro and later entered into force in 1994. Through this instrument, the United Nations has equipped itself with an action framework to fight global warming.
Morocco’s flagship projects
Morocco has embarked on projects that will allow it to realize its vision with quantified targets: increase the share of its renewable energy to 42% by 2020 and improve energy efficiency by 12% by 2020. In 2030, the share of electricity produced from renewable energy sources will amount to 52% in Morocco. An agency dedicated to renewable energies and energy efficiency (ADEREE) and the National Agency for Solar Energy (MASEN) were created. Legislation regarding renewable energy and energy efficiency, as well as a dedicated fund, have also been put in place.
Getting around Marrakech during COP22
The Bab Ighli site will be serviced by a dedicated bus line for COP22 participants. Shuttles will be available at the village site and in dedicated lodging areas. Other shuttles will also be put in place to service main tourist areas of the city. The COP22 organizing committee has also planned to develop a calendar of site visits that will give conference participants and journalists the opportunity to go to Ouarzazate (Noor solar power plant), Essaouira (wind park) and Ben Guerir (green city). For those who wish to discover the city by their own means, it is helpful to know that there are different types of transportation options available, such as buses (around 30 lines that cover a vast network throughout the city). There are also small and large taxis, red tourist buses to visit the historic sections of the city and the possibility to rent vehicles and bicycles from licensed vendors. There also exists many cycling paths that lead to the Menara gardens and that cross a section of the palmeraie. Finally, the “Ochre city” is one of the rare cities in the Kingdom where one can get around by horse and carriage. The main stop is within proximity of Jamaa El Fna square.
Source : http://www.cop22.ma/en (COP22 Official Website)
The access to the COP22 village from the Semiramis hotel is easy and served by all kinds of transportation of the city.
The Semiramis Hotel Marrakech has set a contact form for any special request during the COP22.