President calls for global coordinated response against COVID-19, climate change
Addis Ababa, April 6, 2021 (FBC) -President Sahle-Work Zewde took part at the Leaders’ Dialogue on the Africa COVID-Climate Emergency.
The dialogue which was convened to discuss the dual challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change was attended by over 30 Heads of State, Heads of multilateral organizations and Ministers.
The President, who spoke on the topic of partnerships, highlighted multiple initiatives being undertaken by the Ethiopian government to build a climate resilient society.
She emphasized the importance of mounting a globally coordinated response against these major challenges affecting all nations of the world, according to office of the President.
The President also commended the tremendous efforts by the African Development Bank, the Global Center on Adaptation as well as other partners to promote climate resilience in Africa.
It is to be recalled that the President made remarks at the launch of the Africa Headquarters of the Global Center on Adaptation in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in September 2020.