The 22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Marrakech, Morocco from 7-18 November 2016. 48 countries declared their readiness for implementation of their ambitious plans for the transition to 100% RES by 2050.  Long-term funding to combat climate change was one of the main issues addressed more than 20 thousand delegates from 196 countries. National representatives appealed for the complete rejection of the use of coal - the one of the main sources of global warming. 

On the eve of the Marrakesh conference Ukraine national NGOs developed the list of clear requirements to the official delegation of Ukraine to COP22 including: improvement of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) of Ukraine to make it more ambitious to effectively address climate change; adoption of national policy for the gradual transition to 100% RES; implementation of public education on climate change issues; gender component in the consideration of climate change issues.

Andriy Konechenkov, Vice-President of the WWEA and the UWEA Chairman, actively participated in the seminar EU Enlargement: Advancing Climate Ambitions organised as the COP 22 side event by Heinrich Böll Foundation. Andriy Konechenkov addressed such issues as the factors that affected the RE development and large-scale investments in the "green" energy.

Successful was also a seminar organised by the REN-Alliance that brought together five renewable industry organizations to promote the use of renewable energy technologies worldwide. Through the presentation of case studies and best practices being undertaken by localities, regions, and communities throughout the world, the professional associations demonstrated that the renewables working together can result in a decarbonized energy systems based on a global 100% renewable energy well before the end of this century, leading to the mitigation of the major environmental challenge of our time.

Renewable Energy is not any more related to Environmental Issues But to Economical Ones -  UWEA Chairman Andriy Konechenkov’s interview with Hromadske (Public) Radio of Ukraine: