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"Producing less than 4% of greenhouse gas emissions, Africa is less responsible for climate change than other regions of the world. Yet its citizens and ecosystems are and will continue to be impacted by the inaction of those who are not doing enough to meet the temperature targets agreed upon in the Paris Agreement. Africa has decided to engage in mitigation actions to reduce the magnitude of human-induced global warming through carbon capture and sequestration, particularly in adaptation actions to reduce natural and human systems’ vulnerability to climate change. Sharing this vision of the "African solution" to climate change is the aim of my participation in the Climate Overshoot Commission, a platform that I have no doubt will seek to promote fair and equitable solutions to the challenge of climate change.”

Mahamadou ISSOUFOU

Former President of Niger Republic, President of Issoufou Mahamadou Foundation

His Excellency Mr. Issoufou Mahamadou began his professional career in the mining sector, just after his university studies. His commitment towards values of freedom, justice, democracy, and the rule of law led him to secretly found a political action group from which emerged the Nigerian Party for Democracy and Socialism. In 2011, His Excellency Issoufou was elected President of the Republic of Niger for a term of 5 years, and renewed in 2016. He was appointed Co-Chair of the Presidential Working Group on the Single Currency Project of the Economic Community of West African States, Chairman of the Climate Commission for the Sahel region during the 2015 UN climate summit in Paris, and Chairman of the High-Level Committee for Food Security of the West African Economic and Monetary Union. His Excellency Issoufou’s new mission is to help promote peace, democracy, Pan-Africanism, and the climate. To achieve this, he launched the Foundation Issoufou Mahamadou.

Mahamadou ISSOUFOU
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