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News Arab NGOs Unite to Combat Climate Change

The Arab world will be one of the most impacted regions by climate change, particularly with water resources growing scarcer and the agricultural sector becoming the victim of more weather extremes. As the international community faces the challenge of developing a new treaty to replace the Kyoto Protocol after 2012, 15 NGOs from 9 diff erent Arab countries unifi ed their work on this process by forming the ‘Arab Climate Alliance (ACA)'. The objectives of the Alliance are to build the capacity of Arab civil society's institutions on climate science and
policy (specifi cally on the Post-2012 Climate Agreement's negotiations), and to conduct regional activities and communication. The ACA calls on other civil society organizations to join the Alliance. On January 19 and 20 2009, the Arab League will hold in Kuwait an extraordinary summit on economic and developmental issues, where
climate change must be on its agenda. This is a unique opportunity for the Arab governments to prove their seriousness on the issue of climate change and how to combat its impacts.

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News type Inbrief
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Source of information SBA review 53 (Source: 20/08/2008)
Keyword(s) climate change
Geographical coverage Arab World
News date 01/10/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH