PM proposes high level panel to deal with climate changeJanuary 31st, 2010
Prime Minister Meles Zenawi on Saturday proposed the establishment of a high level panel to deal with the implementation of the recommendations of the Copenhagen climate summit where the international community pledged to give billions of dollars to Africa for mitigate the impact of climate change.
While holding discussions with the UN Secreatry General, Ban Ki-moon, Meles said that the panel will help mobilize the promised funds to Africa and the technical support, which many countries promised to extend to Africa to tackle the impact of climate change on Africa.
It is to be recalled that the Copenhagen world climate conference concluded with an agreement to give Africa $10 billion for the next three years and $100 billion by 2020.
Meles told Ban Ki-moon about the need to establish the panel very soon.
It is to be recalled that PM Meles led the African team to Copenhagen, representing the continent.
The UN Secretary General is in Ethiopia to attend the African Union (AU) summit, due to be officialy opened on Sunday in the presence of several African leaders.