UNDP - We Need Strong Legal Framework, Clear Rules to Tackle Impacts of Climate Change in Africa


As next month's date for the climate change conference in Paris draws near, the Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai has called on African negotiators to ensure they are able to incorporate in the new deal a strong legal framework, clear rules, among others to enable the continent tackle the impacts of climate change, reports Bennett Oghifo.

African negotiators have been urged to deliver on some critical milestones for the benefit of the continent, during the twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties, serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) that will take place from November 30 to December 11, in Paris, France.

According to the Country Director, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, "We need to develop a strong legal framework, with clear rules, a central role for equity and with very strong linkage to the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals. Hopefully, with these elements in the new deal, we are well on our way towards tackling the impacts of climate change on the continent."

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