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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Climate change: GCCA Intra-ACP conference

The Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA) Intra-ACP Programme is holding its Second Regional Technical Meeting (RTM) on 5, 6 and 7th May, 2014 in Brussels at the ACP House. This meeting will explore ways to improve the exchange of information, synergies, cooperation and coordination among the regions and between the regions and the ACP Secretariat.  
“ACP Countries are experiencing the critical adverse effects of climate change which are already negatively impacting resources including land, water and also food production. It is therefore imperative that immediate actions are taken to protect livelihoods”, said Mr. Achille Bassilekin III, Assistant Secretary-General, Sustainable Economic Development and Trade Department of the ACP Secretariat.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report of March 2014 shows that “insufficient responses to emerging impacts are already eroding the basis for sustainable development”.
Dr. Pendo Maro, Technical Adviser to the ACP Secretariat – GCCA Intra-ACP Programme stated that “the three-day meeting will bring together practitioners and policy makers from across the ACP regions and beyond, to identify synergies and areas for common action which will complement and strengthen the existing efforts to tackle climate change in ACP countries and regions. The outcomes will also contribute to preparations for the next UNFCCC International Climate Change Conference (COP20) in Lima, Peru”.
Source: ACP Secretariat