Cameroon: 2016 June Plenary Session: Parliament ratifies Paris Agreement

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08/06/2016A bill ratifying the Paris agreement on Climate Change has been tabled before the National Assembly and the Senate during the June plenary seating this Monday 7th June 2016 in Yaounde.

The bill was confirmed before the Chairmen’s conference of both the National Assembly and the Senate presided by House Speaker Honourable Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, and President of the Senate Marcel Niat Njifenji respectively.

At the National Assembly the bill was defended by the Minister of the Environment and Nature Protection Hele Pierre and at the Senate by the Minister Delegate at the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization in charge of Regional and Local Authorities, Jules Doret Ndongo.

By ratifying the Agreement, Cameroon stands in a favourable position to fight climate change especially as the finance allocation will be made available by the international body.

The Paris Climate Agreement was adopted during the 21st session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21) that held in Paris, capital of France from November 30 to December 13, 2015.

The agreement, which was later signed in New York on April 22, 2016, aims at strengthening global response to climate change within a context of sustainable development and the fight against poverty.

Irene Mbang Tata