ECOWAS Supports Global Response To Climate Change Threat
NEWSMAN – Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has reaffirmed its commitment to support the global response to the threat of climate change across the region.
Five years after its adoption in Paris at COP21 organised by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Paris Agreement became effective in 2020.
ECOWAS Commission’s President Jean Claude Kassi Brou reiterated the importance of collective action to support the effective implementation of the NDCs and of the Paris Agreement, as part of a united and concerted approach, starting at the regional level,
‘‘The commission joined in the collective mobilisation by supporting the efforts of its member states within the framework of its mission and its mandate’’, DAILY TRUST reported
He said the strategy would also make it possible to support transnational initiatives and mobilize additional financial resources for sustainable, low-carbon and resilient development, which contributes to the fight against poverty and food insecurity, for the well-being of the populations of West Africa.
The ECOWAS Commissioner in charge of Agriculture, Environment and Water Resources, Sékou Sangare, said there is no time to waste in responding to the climate emergency, and that requires the action of all, in a spirit of solidarity and responsibility.