Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Africa Partnership Forum special session on climate change

3 September 2009. Addis Ababa. The APF held a Special Session dedicated to climate change, focusing on Africa's concerns and expectations in the current UN negotiations on this matter. The meeting was addressed by H.E. Ato Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and by distinguished ministers from APF member countries.
Opening of the Meeting
Ministers in charge of the environment from Sierra Leone, Republic of Congo, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sudan, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria and Algeria as well as high level representives from Africa's development partners from Portugal, UK, France, Canada, Italy, USA, Denmark, Germany, Russian Federation and Norway, were among over 100 stakeholders and experts attending the one-day meeting.

Participants to this Special Session recognized that climate change is a critical issue globally and for Africa, and see this as a crucial year for taking effective international action. They are committed to reaching an effective and ambitious agreement at Copenhagen.


The full set of presentations can be accessed off the UNECA website.