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November 04, 2013 23:19 ET

Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies Presentation at ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwired - Nov. 4, 2013) - Dr. Aminu Zakari, Executive Director of Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies made presentation on the impact of climate change and desertification on agriculture and food security at the African Caribbean Pacific - European Union Parliamentary Assembly, 10th Regional Meeting (West Africa) in Abuja, Nigeria.

Dr. Zakari's presentation at the ACP-EU 10th Regional Meetings on July 18, 2013 outlines to following focal points currently in high priority and discussion amongst International Member Organizations to the United Nations and its Member States:

  • What is climate change?
  • Green house effect and climate change
  • Sources of green house gases emissions
  • Factors leading to potential vulnerability to climate change
  • Indicators of climate change
  • Climate change and water resources
  • Planning for future response to water resources and climate change
  • Climate change and its impact on agricultural productivity
  • Analysis of climate change impact on agriculture
  • Application of GCM in Nigeria
  • Adaptations to climate change
  • Socio-economic factors and climate change

The ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly is a group to the Members of the European Parliament and the elected representatives of the African, Caribbean and Pacific states ("ACP countries") that have signed the Cotonou Agreement.

Main Representative to the United Nations, New York Headquarters at C4CCES, Mr. Cary Lee Peterson tells the press that C4CCES is in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change COP19/CMP9 Conference in Warsaw, Poland this month and will continue to broaden the awareness and education to NGO affiliates on Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals through delegations, workshops, and various accredited programs at the U.N., with the anticipation to see better year-end results, as we get closer to Year 2020.

Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Studies (C4CCES), a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is an admitted Observer Organization to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in addition to holding Special Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The organization supports climate change, social affairs and development, human rights, and environmental causes through participation with local, national, and international delegations, workshops, and meetings with observers, Member Parties, and financial aid partners to support programme development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group), as Nigeria, Senegal, Haiti, Jamaica, and Micronesia.

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