Thursday, August 9, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Prepares for COP24

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Secretary of State, Charged with the Environment, and the Director General for Environmental Conservation, prepared the country for the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP)24 under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Equatorial Guinea reviewed the commitments made at COP23, which was held in Bonn, Germany by the Republic of Fiji, who holds the presidency, in regards to the processes of mitigation and adaptation to fight climate change on a global scale.

The Director General also highlighted the importance of understanding and building resilience against the impact of climate change on coastal communities and small island states.

Equatorial Guinea is strongly committed to the fight against climate change. The country recently reiterated its commitment to the conservation of its forests, in line with the country’s Horizon 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is focused on the sustainable use of forests for the benefit of all Equatoguineans in the fight against climate change and for the promotion of gender equality.

Equatorial Guinea is strongly committed to sustainable development in Africa. Equatorial Guinea has created a national plan to fight oil spillages and protect natural areas, highlighted the importance of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), forest conservation, and the environment as part of the creation and implementation of its sustainable economic development model for the reduction of poverty.

In addition to the fight against climate change, Equatorial Guinea works closely with numerous international organizations on a number of development projects, including the eradication of hunger in Africa by 2025, in line with the country’s Sustainable Development Goals under the Horizon 2020 program.