The Secretary of State from the Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment, Charged with Agriculture and Livestock, Antonio Olivera Borupu, oversaw the opening ceremony for the seminar on the morning of Tuesday 5th march, at the Hotel Anda. One of the aims is to set up collaboration between the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and COMIFAC (Central Africa Forestry Commission, in its initials if French)
The seminar also aims to work as a team on the focal points of the Climate Convention and national authorities, to speak about joint projects and thus prepare the way for the next few years. The workshop was organised by COMIFAC and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. The aim is for the CTCN to be able to prepare technical assistance through its network, and help with the transfer of technology to the Central Africa subregion.
Federico Villatico Campbell, in conversation with the media following the opening ceremony at the seminar, defined as broad the issue of climate technologies, as there are around three hundred and fifty. He also highlighted the fact that the work will consist in aid to countries in the subregion, so that they are more resistant to the adverse elements of climate change, and also to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The main mission of the CTCN is to help countries with the technological transfer of climate technologies. In particular it is hoped that the countries can realise that they have to work with CTCN in order to work on larger projects. What would serve as added value from the workshop would be that the countries of Central Africa could understand how to use the CTCN resources in order to carry out studies and analysis, which may prepare the way for larger investments from regional banks and bilateral collaboration or investment from the private sector. To make an analysis of what is useful in addressing the problems of climate change, and intensifying the technologies in feasibility studies, in order to prepare larger investments and to prepare the way for these countries to mitigate emissions”, said Villatico Campbell.
The workshop is taking place from 5th to 7th March.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office