Moroccan security stand guard in front of the entrance of the UN Climate Change Conference 2016 (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A week after climate change denier Donald Trump's election to the White House, world leaders will Tuesday address a key U.N. meeting in Marrakesh to keep a climate rescue plan on track.All eyes will be on Marrakesh, where 39 kings and presidents and 18 prime ministers are scheduled to address the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22 for short) of the U.N.'s climate convention, which gathers 196 nations and the EU bloc.To date, 109 of the 197 parties have officially ratified the Paris Agreement, which entered into force on Nov. 4 after crossing the threshold of 55 ratifications by countries representing 55 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.In Marrakesh, developing nations have been pushing for stronger finance commitments from the developed world, particularly for infrastructure to help them better cope with climate change-induced harms.
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