Climate change conference was a success for Africa: PMDecember 21st, 2009
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Africa is the most benefited from Copenhagen Global Climate deal among any parties.
The premier said African got significant amount of financial support from the developed nations to cope with the impact of climate change as they are amidst global finical crisis.
Meles, who is African Union chief negotiator, said though Africa’s financial need for the climate change compensation would be in trillions, due to the current financial crisis the developed nations are not in a position to be bounced.
The premier said AU had proposed the compensation amount for Africa for upper limit to be 60 to 70 billion USD and for the lower limit 18 and 23 billion USD.
However, Meles said he proposed at the summit a bit high from the lower limit 30 to 40 billion USD.
Meles said the discussion he held with French President Nicolas Sarcozy, British Prime Minster, Gordon Brown and European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso earlier from the summit helped for Africa’s achievement.
The premier said the summit has reached an agreement and included in the negotiation that the world temperature not to be more than two degree celsius.