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LAUNCH OF AFRICAN WOMEN’S AND GIRLS’ DEMAND FOR COP27-
By Sandra Asagba

Women Environmental Program, a non governmental and non profitable organization launched it’s partnership with the Christian Aid on the 12th of October at a press conference held in Abuja.

The press conference which also served as the launch of African Women’s and Girls’ demand for COP27 that will be held in SHARM EL-SHEIK in Egypt was to highlight the issues of climate change and it’s impacts on different regions of the world and people in different ways.

The founder/Global president of the Women Environmental Program (WEP) Dr.Priscilla Achakpa stated that the impacts of climate change undermines efforts to achieve sustainable human ,economic and ecological development, making it difficult for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dr.Achapka also stated that as the impacts of climate change continue to take a toll on vulnerable continents across the world, urgent actions are needed to reverse the trend and pave the way for sustainable development.

On their expectations from COP27, they listed the following:

1.COP27 must deliver a funding mechanism for loses and damages associated with climate change impacts.

2.COP27 should get developed countries to commit to halting investments in fossil fuels, unsafe energy systems and unsustainable exploration of other natural resources.

3.Priotize agro-ecology and other nature based solutions in tackling the climate crisis.

4.Support smallholder food producers especially women.

5.Promote participation of all population groups in global and national climate change processes.

6.Redeem pledges to climate funds.
Dr kindly noted that developed countries where yet to meet their commitment to mobilize US$100 billion a year to help poorer countries deal with climate changes.

On what their expectations where, she stated that even after COP27 they will engage the national governments, who are parties to UNFCCC who implement the letters of convention and its agreements to implement their expectations.

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