Work continues in Second AP-CPLP Commission meeting

The technical work of the second statutory commission of the parliamentary assembly of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries, charged with the Economy, the Environment and Cooperation, continued on 10th March with their deliberations on climate change.

The work began with a presentation on climate change by the president of the Energy and Climate Forum, the Portuguese Ricardo Campos, who pointed out environmental pollution as one of the concerns of the CPLP, stressing that the importance of the issue is the reason why it was being covered by the second commission, as it affects 99% of the climate, flora and fauna, and its consequences are suffered by every country in the world.

Ricardo Campos underlined that the forum had been created with the aim to work on the possible preventive measures for the catastrophes that had caused material damage, and the loss of thousands of human lives.

Following his presentation there was an exchange of experiences between the delegations from Equatorial Guinea, Angola, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Principe on climate change and the consequences suffered by their countries due to atmospheric pollution.

Furthermore, they indicated that States must be prepared for all climate change threats, with Africans being the most affected, and should thus be involved and show more solidarity.

The president of commission number one, Pilar Djombe Djangani, stressed that environmental pollution was an issue that affected all countries, although much less in Equatorial Guinea.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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