Yearbook of Global Climate Action 2017

At the High-Level closing of the Global Climate Action events, the first Yearbook of Climate Action was presented to UN Secretary-General António Guterres by Inia Seruiratu, Climate Champion and Fijian Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, and Salaheddine Mezouar, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Morocco and President of COP22. The Yearbook captures the climate actions of businesses, investors, cities, regions and civil society, demonstrating that non-Party stakeholders are steadily progressing to achieve the central goal of the Paris Agreement – to limit the rise of global average temperatures to well below 2 degrees Celsius and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees. For instance, the report notes that coalitions, representing more than a billion people have committed to decrease emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. Mega-cities with more than 300 million inhabitants are working together to build capacity on adaptation in the water sector. It underlines how companies are committing to 100% renewable energy and energy productivity, and setting concrete targets in line with the climate science.