President will attend 21st session of COP 21 of UN climate change conference in Paris today

President Hage Geingob will attend the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) of the United Nations (UN) climate change conference in Paris today.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference is set to take place from today until 11 December.

Geingob will be amongst 150 Heads of State and Governments to give their public support for reaching a new and universal climate change agreement.

The event will begin with an unprecedented ‘Leaders Event’ immediately after the official opening of the COP.

The UNFCC says the national plans and arrival of leaders will reflect growing government confidence in the global response by thousands of companies and investors, who have announced their commitment to the essential economic and social transformation to low-carbon, sustainable growth and development.

Deputy Prime Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, who is also Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, said last week that Namibia is looking forward to the finalisation of a legally-binding Paris climate change agreement based on common but different responsibilities.