Friday, October 26, 2012

How much does United Nations' Ban Ki-moon hate Africa? A lot ! He lobbied behind the scenes that the newest Global Green Fund be located in his native South Korea !

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NAMIBIA has lost to South Korea in the bidding to host the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Green Climate Fund (GCF) in Windhoek.
The 24-member board of the GCF on Saturday selected the South Korean port city of Incheon to house the secretariat.

Environment and Tourism Minister Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah said earlier that Namibia deserved to host the secretariat because the country had demonstrated strong leadership and acted as a role model for other developing countries in the area of climate change and environmental management.
Namibia submitted its expression of interest to an interim GCF secretariat on February 15, and its candidature to host the fund was endorsed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as well as the African Union (AU)...

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