Africa’s energy and climate stakes at COP 21 and Beyond: Ask your questions LIVE to the Africa Progress Panel

_Kofi-Annan_2149424bThe Africa Progress Panel , chaired by former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan will host an online press conference on Thursday November 19th at 14:00 GMT.

Journalists interested in participating in this online press conference will be able to ASK QUESTIONS LIVE VIA THE INTERNET.

The December 2015 talks in Paris on a new global climate treaty are approaching fast. Africa is already experiencing earlier and more damaging impacts of climate change than many other parts of the world.

Bold, proactive leadership is required to harness effectively the opportunities now before us to transition to a low-carbon global economy.

So what is at stake for Africa in the final climate change negotiations that begin in Paris on 30 November 2015?

What are the implications of the outcome of COP 21 on Africa’s future growth and transformation trajectory?

How should Africa best seize the opportunities at the heart of possible proactive responses to the global climate challenge?

What are the APP’s core messages on these issues as the Paris conference approaches?

The Africa Progress Panel is chaired by former UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan. The other panel members are Michel Camdessus, former Managing Director of the IMF; Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International; Bob Geldof, musician, businessman and campaigner; Graça Machel, social and political activist; Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman and Chief Executive of Econet Wireless; Linah Mohohlo, Governor of the Bank of Botswana; Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria; Robert E Rubin, former Secretary of the US Treasury; and Tidjane Thiam, incoming Chief Executive of Credit Suisse.

The 2015 Africa Progress Panel report, “Power, People, Planet, Seizing Africa’s Energy and Climate Opportunities” details how climate change demands that we rethink the relationship between energy and development in Africa and globally.

Who: Caroline Kende-Robb is the Executive Director of the Africa Progress Panel

Max Bankole Jarrett, Deputy Director, Head of Communication, Africa Progress Panel

When: Thursday November 19th at 14:00 GMT (Time Converter: http://www.APO.af/UrSQfn)

Language: English

How it works: This service is FREE and only requires a computer connected to the internet.

REGISTER: http://www.apo-opa.com/application.php?L=E&vc=APP

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