On 22 April 2016, New York City will host the much anticipated signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement, which also coincides with International Mother Earth Day. All world leaders have been invited to attend this event. 55 countries must sign the agreement in order for it to achieve legal status.
We are proud to announce that Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim from the Indigenous Women and Peoples Association of Chad (AFPAT -“Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad) has been nominated as the Civil Society representative who will speak at this momentous event. As an African Indigenous woman, Hindou will also represent the world’s indigenous and local communities, and their role in resilience, adaptation and mitigation of climate change issues.
The Paris Agreement is the key outcome of the proceedings from UNFCCC COP 21 during December 2015. 196 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change came to an agreement that will focus on combatting the impacts of climate change through measures that will increase the capacity of vulnerable communities to address the impacts of climate change.
If you would like more information on Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, please see her bio here.
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