Climate change is projected to constitute a significant threat to food security if no adaptation actions are taken and indeed climate change is a factor increasingly undermining development efforts.
More frequent droughts and sudden floods have repeatedly devastated parts of the continent and undermined the livelihoods of millions of people
Every environment need the support of both Human and animals and Forest Tress for it protection, African Climate Reporters has urged every citizens to support Government & NON –governmental organization in the fight against Global warming
The question I always asked my self,How serious are the African government ,and other climate change Non –governmental organization in the daily battle against climate change in the region?
In my own research I discovered this statement by European commission very interesting,
“EU-African Union Joint Communiqué on the Implementation of the Paris Agreement
The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
Ahead of the COP23 in November they pledge to work together to finalise the Paris Agreement work programme. Climate change and renewable energy will figure on the agenda of the upcoming Africa-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29/30 November. This will be an opportunity to confirm the strong solidarity with those most vulnerable to climate change and the determination to work together to build strong and sustainable economies and societies resilient to climate change. The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten our developmental gains as a global community”
But the what happen?
I also discovered this very interesting’EU And AU Reaffirm Commitment To Fighting Climate Change
The statement goes like
The European Union and the African Union have reaffirmed their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
“This will be an opportunity to confirm the strong solidarity with those most vulnerable to climate change and the determination to work together to build strong and sustainable economies and societies resilient to climate change,” reads part of the Joint Communiqué on the Implementation of the Paris Agreement released at the start of June.
EU and AU reaffirm their commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten our developmental gains as a global community, the Communiqué adds.
The Paris Agreement brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so. As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort.
In the meantime, President Donald Trump proclaimed Thursday he was withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, a sweeping step that fulfills a campaign promise while acutely dampening global efforts to curb global warming.
“We’re getting out,” he said. “And we will start to renegotiate and we’ll see if there’s a better deal. If we can, great. If we can’t, that’s fine.”
Chinese and EU leaders are to agree a joint statement on the Paris climate agreement saying it is “an imperative more important than ever”.
A draft of the document, seen by the BBC, stresses the “highest political commitment” to implement the deal. It will be widely seen as a rebuff to the USA.
For more than a year, Chinese and EU officials have been working behind the scenes to agree a joint statement on climate change and clean energy.
“The EU and China consider the Paris agreement as an historic achievement further accelerating the irreversible global low greenhouse gas emission and climate resilient development,” the draft document says.
I also came across this one
Africa’s Efforts in Tackling Climate Change
Africa’s participation in the UNFCCC negotiations has recently been boosted by concerted effort to have an African Common Position for each session of the global climate talks.
These efforts crystalized in Decision No. Assembly/Dec. 457(XX) of the coordination mechanism of the Committee of African Heads of State on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) taken during the 2011 Malabo Summit authorising the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa) Programme, to organise and manage Africa’s participation at all COP events.
During past conferences, African negotiators have strongly advocated for increased and adequate financing for adaptation, as actual funds are not sufficient to meet the related extensive needs in Africa. Fully mindful of these challenges, African leaders set “environmental sustainability, natural resources management and disaster risk management” as one of six pillars of the Common African Position on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The African Group of Negotiators (AGN) currently lead by Mr. Elhassan Nagmeldin (of Sudan) has played a leading role in negotiations.
African union AU need to show commitment also like the rest of the world in the battle against climate change in the region,
Believed me or not climate change is real and it’s a big threat to Human,Animal and Plants
AU need to be committed in this fight and awareness to the people of Africa