CLIMATE CHANGE: Jockeying for Position in Copenhagen

11 November 2009

 WINDHOEK, Nov 2 (IPS) - The global climate change caravan has arrived in Barcelona for a last round of talks before the Copenhagen summit. What's at stake for Africa?

"I hold my fingers crossed, but to be realistic I don't see major things happening in Barcelona this week," Peter Acquah, secretary of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), told IPS from Nairobi.

AMCEN met last week in Addis Ababa for a final conclave before African negotiators meet their counterparts from the rest of the world at the 15th Conference of Parties in the Danish capital on Dec. 7-18.