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Gambian Policy Dialogue Series on Climate Change Held

The Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (Tango) convened its 12th policy dialogue series on the theme, "The Gambia and climate change: what next after COP 21", on 13 April 2016 at its Tango office in Kanifing. This was done with support also from Action Aid International The Gambia (AAITG).

The world met in Paris in November and December 2015 to address the issue of global warming which concluded with a landmark Paris agreement that sought to bring temperatures below 20 C.

COP 21 further required each and every country to make proposals as to how to address climate change individually.

The Gambia, as a member of the global community and currently facing the effects of global warming, equally proposed it intentions to reduce overall emissions by about 44.4% in 2025 and 45.4% in 2030.

The country also proposed measures for mitigation and adoption.

The policy dialogue therefore seeks to examine the country's current status in terms of policy decisions and actions, and the role and contribution required of both state and non-state actors in the fight against climate change.

Gerry Popplestone

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