• EDGAR AGUBAMAH (PH. D) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria


Climate, Conference, Warming, Convention, Global


The 2016 United Nations Climate Change Conference was a conference on climate change held in Marrakech, Morocco from 7th-18th November, 2016. It was the 22nd conference of the parties (COP22)   held under the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change and was attended by delegates from 196 countries. The Marrakech conference is a continuation of regular global summits organized by United Nations following the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, whose application was limited to the period covering 2008-2012. Many have applauded the Marrakech climate conference and cited series of gains at the conference like the Marrakech Action Proclamation, Marrakech Partnerships for Global Climate Action, Adaptation Fund, Renewable Energy, Climate Vulnerable Forum, Mid-Century Strategies, Facilitative dialogue and the call upon Canada to meet up her set target. Be that as it may, critics still maintain that many loopholes still linger on. The broad objectives and problem of this work is to see whether the Marrakech conference actually implemented the resolutions reached in Paris or not, and if not why not? We use the theory of Global tragedy of the Commons and our methodology is the secondary sources where we use the documentary evidence as a data gathering technique. At the end of the work, we discover that issues like the adaptation fund, third world positions, orphan issues, heating renewable, financial matters, and private sector funds are still not resolved. This shows that Marrakech is another rhetoric-like Paris conference. It did not implement the resolutions reached in Paris as expected due to differences amongst countries at the conference. To rectify this anomaly, we recommend that unless the spirit of realization is prioritized over that of mere rhetoric concerning those theoretically laudable policies of climate conferences, nothing tangible, substantial or sustainable will be achieved on the climate change issue.   

Author Biography

EDGAR AGUBAMAH (PH. D), Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

Department of Political Science and International Studies,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria