Pan-African Alliance Praises Azerbaijan's Leadership In Global Climate Action

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 10. TheKenya-headquartered Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA),which unites NGOs from 51 climate action countries around theworld, has issued a statement praising Azerbaijan's leadership inglobal climate action, Trend reports.

The statement was signed by the head of the Alliance, MithikaMwenda, and 128 African NGOs.

“As civil society organizations, we wholeheartedly endorseAzerbaijan's leadership of COP29 and its hosting of the event,recognizing its vital role in guiding the global community towardsa climate-resilient and environmentally equitable future. Given ourshared concerns regarding the planetary emergency and the urgentenvironmental issues confronting our world, we commend Azerbaijanfor its commitment to combat climate change and its leadership inglobal diplomatic, political, and economic engagements.

We find ourselves at a pivotal moment where decisive actions areimperative to mitigate climate change, safeguard vulnerablecommunities, adapt efficiently, ensure resilience, and preserveecosystems for future generations. We endorse Azerbaijan'sleadership in fostering dialogue, cooperation, inclusivity, andinnovative measures, as well as the urgent implementation of globalclimate action.

Azerbaijan's leadership in COP-29 is commendable, and as civilsociety organizations in Africa, we have full confidence in itscapacity to facilitate beneficial cooperation, contribute toambitious solutions, and propel the world towards low-carbon andclimate-resilient development.

We strongly believe in the efficacy of collective efforts bycivil society members worldwide to bolster the fight againstclimate change and forge a promising future for our planet andfuture generations,” the statement reads.

This November, Azerbaijan will host COP29. This decision wasmade at the COP28 plenary meeting held in Dubai on December 11 lastyear. Baku will become the center of the world and will receiveabout 70–80,000 foreign guests.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is anagreement signed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992to prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system Conference of the Parties-is the highest legislative bodyoverseeing the implementation of the Framework Convention onClimate Change. There are 198 countries that are parties to theConvention. Unless the parties agree otherwise, the COP is heldannually. The first COP event took place in March 1995 in Berlin,and its secretariat is located in Bonn.

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