Monday, 9 February 2009

COMESA Organised post-Kyoto Meeting on Climate Change

The COMESA Secretariat organized a consultative meeting on Post-Kyoto Climate Change negotiations. The meeting took place at the Hilton Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 5th to 6th February 2009. The meeting was attended by Climate Change negotiators from member States, representatives of EAC, SADC, IGAD, AU, Cooperating Partners and Technical Experts from Africa and beyond.

Her Excellency Tumusiime Rhoda Peace, the Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture at the African Union Commission also addressed the meeting, reaffirming the Commission’s commitment to work with and support RECs in areas of common interest. She called on the political leadership to increase investment in agriculture within the framework of CAADP. She further emphasized the need for Africa as a whole to evolve a common position for the Copenhagen Summit. She commended the efforts of COMESA to coordinate member States programmes and projects on Climate Change.