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Cameroon underlines commitment to environment at the One Planet Summit – African Business Magazine

Cameroon was one of the first countries to ratify the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has reaffirmed his commitment by attending the One Planet Summit in Paris.

The summit comes two years after the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP21), which culminated in the signing, on 12 December 2015, of the historic Paris Climate Agreement.

Describing climate change as an “emergency” Biya has called for the continued support of the international community in helping developing countries reduce greenhouse gases through financing, capacity building and technology transfer.

From an African perspective, Biya prioritises the protection of Congo Basin forests and to reverse the drying up of Lake Chad.

photo credit: CIFOR

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