Marrakesh Accords 2001—snapshot

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Marrakesh Accords 2001—snapshot
  • The Ministerial Declaration
  • Key outcomes of the Marrakesh Accords
  • Developments

Marrakesh Accords 2001—snapshot

TitleMarrakesh Accords
LocationMarrakesh, Morocco
Date29 October–9 November 2001
SubjectClimate change

The Marrakesh Accords provided the detailed rules for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol, set up new funding and planning instruments for adaptation, and established a technology transfer framework. They were the product of the 7th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 7). For more information on:

  1. the Kyoto Protocol, see Practice Note: Kyoto Protocol—snapshot

  2. the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), see Practice Note: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 1992—snapshot

The Ministerial Declaration

The Ministerial Declaration (Decision 1/CP.7) noted that the Marrakesh Accords will 'pave the way for the timely entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol'.

The Ministers and other heads of delegation declared that they:

  1. remain deeply concerned that all countries, particularly developing countries, face increased risk of negative impacts of climate change, and

  2. emphasise that climate change and its adverse impacts have to be addressed through cooperation at all levels

Key outcomes of the Marrakesh Accords

The Marrakesh Accords comprise a number of decisions made at COP 7. Some of the key decisions include:

  1. capacity building in developing countries (Decision 2/CP.7)

  2. capacity building in countries with economies in transition (Decision 3/CP.7)

  3. development and transfer of technologies (Decision 4/CP.7)

  4. implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 8 and 9, of

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