Thursday, August 24, 2017

Delegates attending the African COP 13 prep. workshop listening keenly as their chair, Mr. Richard Mwendandu, closses the workshop at the Nbi Safari Club.DSC_0217

African delegates to the thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13), the sixteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC16), and the thirteenth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST13), that will be held at the Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ordos, Inner Mongolia in China, will unite and articulate a very strong African voice, on the integration of Sustainable Development Goals and issues relating to drought, Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli has said.

In remarks made on his behalf, by the Director of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the Ministry, who is also the chair of the African group to COP 13, Mr. Richard Mwendandu during the closing session of the Africa Region preparatory meeting for the 13th Conference of Parties (COP 13) at the Nairobi Safari Club, Mr. Sunkuli noted that, it was only through unity that, the continent, which is vulnerable to vagaries of climate change can push its agenda.

The Principal Secretary expressed his satisfaction that, the African group had come up with an African position paper on the formulation of Drought Protocol to be an agenda during the conference.

The meeting that was held at the Nairobi Safari Club, was also attended by representatives of the African Forest Forum, NEPAD, FAO, UNCCD secretariat, UNDP and Food and Agriculture Organization, among others.

Applause- Delegates applasing after the closure of the three day workshop on the prep. of the roadmap to COP 13, in China.

 

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