On Friday 4 November 2016, the Paris Agreement entered into force, affirming a worldwide commitment to keep global warming to no more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels. With the US, China, India and the EU among the governments to have ratified the accord, it is one of the biggest international agreements in history.
This set the scene for the discussions in Marrakech at COP22 from 7–18 November: how will we develop our economies and ecosystems in a way that is sustainable and meets the carbon-reduction challenges set out in the Paris Agreement?
Hydropower has a key role to play in supporting the renewable energy systems that will be essential in achieving these ambitions.
The team at the International Hydropower Association (IHA) took part in Marrakech at COP22: this webinar reported on the outcomes, what the implications might be for the sector, and some notable activities that took place during the conference.