EU, AU reaffirm strong commitment to full implementation of Paris agreement

Source: Xinhua| 2017-06-02 18:25:14|Editor: Tian Shaohui
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Photo taken on Jan. 21, 2016 shows the dried up farmland in rural Gutu in Masvingo Province, Zimbabwe. (Xinhua)

ADDIS ABABA, June 2 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) have reaffirmed their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and called on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.

They pledge to work together to finalize the Paris Agreement work programme, according to an EU-AU joint statement on Friday.

Climate change and renewable energy will figure on the agenda of the Africa-EU Summit in Abidjan on 29/30 November, said the statement.

It will be an opportunity to confirm the strong solidarity with those most vulnerable to climate change and the determination to work together to build strong and sustainable economies and societies resilient to climate change, added the statement.

The two continental institutions have also reaffirmed their commitment to continuing to address the adverse effects of climate change on human and animal health, natural ecosystems and other social and economic impacts that threaten the developmental gains as a global community.