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Conference-Debate on climate change -Thurday September 17th, 4 p.m

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Today, we are privileged to hold a conference on climate change at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in the Lower Lecture Theatre. The program for the event can be accessed here.

TOPIC: Climate change, let’s save the world together” , providing the opportunity to researchers, civil society organizations, public institutions, private sector, development partners and students, to discuss on climate change issues, to share best practices, to highlight innovative projects, etc.

SPEAKERS: The visiting French Ambassador for Climate in Africa and the Middle East, Mr. Stéphane GOMPERTZ, and Mr. Bob NATIFU, Principal climate officer at the Ministry of Water and Environment, among others.

VENUE: Makerere University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (at the lower lecture theatre).

DATE: Thursday 17th September 2015

TIME: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

MODERATOR: Dr. Saul Daniel Ddumba

 

PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

French Climate Ambassador for Africa to visit Uganda

Kampala, 9th September 2015 – Mr. Stéphane GOMPERTZ, French climate Ambassador for Africa and the Middle East will visit Uganda from 17th to 18th September 2015 in the context of the preparations of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  (COP21), scheduled to take place in Paris from 30th November to 11th December 2015.

Mr Stéphane Gompertz is a former Ambassador for Ethiopia and to Austria. He was also Director for Africa. Mr Laurent FABIUS, French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development asked him to convey our views as future presidency of COP 21 and to listen to experiences and expectations of our partners.

We must win the fight against climate change to tackle poverty and enable development in Africa. The planet is warming, species are disappearing, sea levels are rising and men and women are driven out of their home, because they have no more food, drinking water or arable land. These battles can only be won if fought together.

In our capacity, as incoming Presidency, we are working with all countries to reach a Paris Alliance including a new universal and legally binding agreement to contain global warming below 1.5 or 2°C and set the framework for a transition towards resilient, low-carbon societies and economies.

In addition, all countries are expected to present their national contribution ahead of the COP 21 and developing countries will have to be financially supported to manage this transition in the following years.

The challenge is not to be tackled through diplomatic action only. The goal of the Paris Alliance for climate is also to involve all non-state actors which are implementing  concrete action.

Ambassador Gompertz will participate in conference-debate on the topic “climate change, let’s save the world together”, alongside a representative of the Climate change department at   the Ministry of Water and Environment The conference, scheduled for Thursday 17th September 2015 from 4:00PM at Makerere University, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences ( at the lower lecture theatre) , will be followed by a brief Question and Answer session with the media.

We look forward to your participation and coverage.

For more information, please consult our website (http://www.ambafrance-ug.org/) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FranceinUganda).

Alfred ONEK  | Press Attaché | Tel. 0776 597 009 | Email: alfred.onek@diplomatie.gouv.fr

 

The program for the event can be accessed here.

 

3 Responses

  1. Kisira Yeeko
    | Reply

    Yes, i thank you the coordinator. As a geographer and who wrote my dissertation on climate change, i am pleased to attend that conference. We shall share ideas and exchange contacts. By the way i even applied as a graduate trainee climate change in Ministry of water n environment. But havent heard from there yet. So as a group we shall talk to the Primcipal Climate Change MW for that position.
    See u there.

  2. Daniel S. Ddumba
    | Reply

    See you at the conference Yeeko

  3. Isaac Mugume
    | Reply

    Thanks Daniel. I wish you a wonderful time. I’m sorry I’ll not attend as I’m in Norway.

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