African Union and League of Arab States Commit to Strengthen Cooperation on Climate Change
16 January 2010: Climate change was among the items discussed during the fifth Annual Inter-Secretariat Meeting on General Cooperation between the African Union (AU) and the League of Arab States, which met at the headquarters of the League of Arab States in Cairo, Egypt, on 16 January 2010.
According to the resulting Communiqué, the two sides endorsed proposals to expand cooperation in the fields of environment and climate change. They called on African and Arab countries to consolidate coordination, cooperation and exchange of views regarding negotiations on climate change, as well as to undertake coordination during relevant international meetings. They further recommended implementing joint activities in the observation, monitoring and early warning of adverse impacts of climate change. The two actors agreed to hold the sixth Annual Inter-Secretariat Meeting on General Cooperation between the AU and the League of Arab States in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October/November 2010. [The Communiqué]