Leaders commend ECA climate change work at COP 21 Africa Pavilion
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The President of Benin, Mr. Boni Yayi, today praised the intellectual leadership role that Mr. Carlos Lopes and his team at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) played in bringing content into the Africa Pavilion that was inaugurated this morning at the ongoing climate conference (COP 21) in Paris France. Speaking at the ceremony, President Boni Yayi also thanked other development partners – the Africa Development Bank, the NEPAD Agency and the African Union Commission - for setting up “one of the most impressive pavilions at COP 21” and said that the seriousness of documents and position papers prepared by ECA’s Africa Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) shows that Africa has not come to COP 21 as beggars (financial or otherwise) but as a region ready to propose concrete solutions to climate change whose consequences “are burning our common house” – the planet.