The United Nations summit on climate change held on 23rd September 2014 in New York, was the opportunity for the Gabonese president, Ali Bongo to announce the organization on 18th and 19th March 2015 of a meeting of the African decision-makers in order to think about the matter of the global warming. This meeting called the “South Climate Initiative” will serve as repetition for Africa before the world Conference on climate change planned for 2015 in Paris.
President Ali Bongo, who co-chaired the session “Climate, health and employment” at the summit of New York, seized the opportunity to praise the efforts of his country regarding the reduction of greenhouse gases.
“We are finalizing a national allocation plan of lands that is going to allow us to optimize the development of a territory that is at 85 % covered by the rain forest. In the next weeks, our observation center of the land will be fully operational and will allow to follow, in real time, all the types of use of lands“,declared President Bongo.
As Africa Top Success reported it earlier, the vice-president of the World Bank for Africa, Makhtar Diop, warned the continent again the risks it is taking if the global warming moves from 1,5 to 2 %.
“An increase of temperatures from 1,5°C to 2°C before 2030s and 2040s would lead to a reduction from 40 to 80 % of the cultivable lands for corn, millet and sorghum. These cereals are the basis of the African food and represent the main daily calorie intake, particularly in the dry zones of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa“, he indicated.
Original text by: Roger ADZAFO