The Paris Climate Change Agreement – A Window for Africa’s Sustainable Development

“The Adoption of the Paris Agreement shows that the world understands that with climate change there are no winners and no losers.  Either we all win together, or we all lose together,” the President of the AfDB Group, Akinwumi Adesina, said Sunday. “The Summit marked a historic moment, when 195 countries chose to stand on the side of justice and common sense.  And the voice of Africa has been heard – loud and clear.”

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At the heart of COP21, a space dedicated to Africa.

Organized by the AfDB, the African Union / NEPAD and ECA, the Africa Pavilion displays a dense and varied program of about 100 events (debates, roundtables, presentations, photo exhibits...), different perspectives on the climate change issues specific to Africa.


“Africa’s voice is crucial to guarantee the success of COP21 and it must be heard”

Akinwumi A. Adesina, AfDB’s President

Speech in Paris during meetings for COP21, September 6, 2015