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President Akinwumi A. Adesina Pushes for a New Deal On Energy for Africa and Binding Agreement At Co

Speaking to a delegation of Ministers representing more than 40 nations spanning the globe, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, pushed for a New Deal on Energy in Africa to solve Africa's energy crisis.

The audience included the host of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, COP21, Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, France; as well as Manuel Pulgar Vidal, Minister of Environment, Peru; Khalid Fahmy, Minister of Environment and Chair of the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN), Egypt; and leaders representing European governments, the G7, the G20 and other nations.

Adesina also called for a binding agreement toward limited carbon dioxide emissions at the forthcoming COP21. He outlined the importance of the Paris Climate Conference, as presenting a unique opportunity to reach a lasting agreement on limiting carbon dioxide emissions and charting the way for transformative partnerships to address the adverse effects of climate change. To this end, he stressed, Africa's voice is crucial for a successful outcome at COP21.

Photo Credit: Ron Mader

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