Ethiopia to voice stand of LDCs in COP23

Addis Ababa November 3, 2017 (FBC) - Ethiopia will reflect the stand of Least Developed Countries in the upcoming 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Climate Change Conference, according to Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change.

Briefing the media today, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minster, Dr. Gemedo Dale said the country will reflect the position of itself and other developing countries on various climate change issues, including the Paris Agreement.

 He added that Ethiopia is leading 48 of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

According to the Minister, the country has submitted 20 different documents that reflect the stand of LDCs on environment and climate change.

Preparations are also made to make bilateral and multilateral negotiations for mutual benefits.

Accordingly, some 24 persons drawn from governmental organizations and 30 persons from non-governmental organizations will take part in the conference.

The Minister said the conference is in addition expected to finalize pending issues, including the adaptation fund to implement the Paris Agreement.

The UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 6 to 17 November in Bonn, Germany, which is the seat of the UN Climate Change Secretariat.

Source: ENA

Posted by Amare Asrat