Africans fight for finance at COP 19

Defending the African point of view at the opening of COP 19 in Warsaw are, from the left,  Agnes Banda from Malawi ,Robert Chimambo, from Zambia Climate Change Network, Samson Ogallah, National Coordinator of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and Mithika Mwenda, the Secretary General of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA)and Dr. Habtemariam Abate, from Ethiopian Civil Society Network on Climate Change.Civil society groups across Africa demanded that developed countries fulfil and implement their commitments under the UN climate convention, in order to fairly share a necessary ‘emissions budget’, and avoid catastrophic climate change.
At a press conference held immediately after the opening session of the 19th session of the UN Warsaw Climate Conference on Monday, 11 November, the group said that Africa is in the frontline for climate change impact.
“We watch with horror what has happened in the Philippines, and know that it is happening in our homes too.” Mithika Mwenda, the Secretary General of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), said.