The Commissioner for Agriculture, Environment, and Water Resources of the ECOWAS Commission, Sekou Sangare has called on the members of the Parliamentarians to incorporate climate-related issues into their activities to enable broader knowledge about its impacts in the region.

He made the call at the ongoing ECOWAS Parliament’s First ordinary session in Abuja.

Sekou said it is important to bring in experts from various fields to highlight the consequences of climate change to enable MP to understand its impacts on humans and land.

According to him, despite regional efforts to the implementation of the Pari agreement, much is still needed to address issues of natural disasters ranging from floods, and early drought as well to the massive disruption of population arising from conflicts in the region. 

‘Since 2008 2009, commitment have been made by international partners to mobilize over 100 billion dollars every year that is for investment in climate impacted projects, so every year this promises have been made that is of course we are very far from our target.

Heads of the state decide to commit themselves very strongly in climate issues so as to ensure that they will be able to reinforce not only on our commitment to work for the implementation of the Paris agreement but without waiting further with our own budget, with our local commitment we would be able to undertake very vigorous achievements because our region and our countries are affected by climate change and also with very rising high temperatures about 45c. in many of our countries.”   

 

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