Culturebene-Youth Africans learn about the climate in Yaoundé
From 8 to 10 October, the Chamber of Agriculture in Yaounde hosted a sub-regional training workshop for youths and women leaders in view of COP 25, entitled “Time for action-Gender and Climate Finance”.
Youths from Burundi, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Central African Republic, Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo converged on the venue to learn basic concepts on climate change and various mechanisms developed to combat climate change.
They will therefore be armed with knowledge to help them weather adverse climate conditions and will learn about the background of the COPs.
As a matter of fact, COP 25 stands for the 2019 Santiago Conference on Climate Change which will take place from 2 to 13 December 2019 in the city of Santiago, Chile. It is the 25th Annual Conference of Parties - hence the name “COP 25”- of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Announced on 16 April 2019, it will be chaired by Carolina Schmidt Zaldívar, Chile’s Minister of Environment.
Every year, conference participants (196 countries, the European Union as well as environmental organizations) convene to devise measures aimed at curbing global warming. The meeting is expected to come up with binding and ambitious commitments to protect the planet.