Addis Ababa June 03/2017 The African Union and European Union reaffirmed their strong commitment to the full implementation of the Paris agreement, according to the joint communiqué they issued.
They also reaffirmed commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten developmental gains.
They also called on all partners to keep up the momentum for the full implementation of the Paris agreement created in 2015.
Ahead of the COP23 in November, they pledged to work together to finalize the Paris Agreement work program.
Climate change and renewable energy will figure on the agenda of the upcoming Africa-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29/30 November.
This will be an opportunity to confirm the strong solidarity with those most vulnerable to climate change and the determination to work together to build strong and sustainable economies and societies resilient to climate change, according to the communiqué.