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03 Nov

Climate Change: COP22, Occasion to Put Africa, Southern Countries at Heart of International Agenda, El Yazami

Rabat, 17/10/2016 (MAP), Official in charge of civil society at the Conference of Parties to the UN Framework-Convention on Climate Change (COP22) Driss El Yazami affirmed that the Marrakech Congress will be an occasion to put Africa and southern countries at the heart of international agenda.

The problems of funding, capacity-building and means to protect African countries and islands threatened by disappearance because of climate change will be a top priority during talks and negotiations as part of the Marrakech Conference, slated on Nov. 7-18, El Yazami told MAP.

He underlined that the meeting will be an occasion to examine means likely to ensure adequate adaptation of the African agriculture with climate change through promising projects and initiatives at the continent level, as well as the possibility to benefit from government support to give them concrete substance.

He also stressed the need to mobilize territorial authorities to make them crucial partners contributing to face the negative impact of climate change, in parallel to international efforts namely the Paris Agreement.

In this regard, El Yazami announced the holding, on Nov. 14, of a conference at the level of town councils’ presidents and heads of governments meant to discuss the adoption of a joint action in collaboration with civil society associations locally and nationally.

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