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Africa showcases position ahead of Paris climate change conference

The fifth conference on climate and development in Africa to discuss Africa’s response to climate change opened in the resort town of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

The three-day conference has been convened to enable Africa to prepare for the upcoming Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) to be held in Paris starting on Nov. 30.

Zimbabwean Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened the conference which is being attended by over 400 delegates and called on African countries to unite and come up with a common climate change position.

Photo Credit: UN

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