Africa Called to Implement Climate Change Agreement
February 1, 2016
The Chairperson of the Africa Union Commission, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called on all African states to move swiftly, so that the agreement on climate change can come into effect to unlock the wealth of nations and save the planet.
Speaking at the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and of the African Union (AU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dlamini-Zuma noted that in the climate change negotiations last year, Africa showed that it was not indifferent to its responsibility to the planet.
"Even though we contribute the least to global emissions and are most affected, we are leapfrogging to promote climate smart agriculture, renewable energy, to save our lakes, forests, oceans and rivers, and to insure against natural and other disasters through the African Risk Capacity Agency.