There’s an unhappy story of social discontent hidden under Morocco’s glossy COP22 presentation

Nov 17, 2016 - Quartz

Marrakesh, Morrocco

“The eyes of the world are upon us,” declared Salaheddine Mezouar, Morocco’s Foreign Minister, in the press conference that kicked off COP22, the annual environmental conference hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The UN has come to Marrakesh to build on COP21 and last year’s pivotal Paris Agreement to stem the effects of climate change. In Morocco’s tourism capital, the government has ere...