cccABUJA, Nigeria, November 22, 2011 – Center for Climate Change and Environmental Studies, an Observer Organization for the United Nations will host the official African First Ladies Forum at the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa next week.

Center for Climate Change and Environmental Studies, an Observer Organization for the United Nations has recently received approval from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for a side event at the COP17 Conference to take place November 29, 2011 at the International Convention Centre located in DurbanSouth Africa.

The African First Ladies Forum for Climate Change at COP17 is an official UNFCCC side event supporting climate change, in pursuit to spread awareness for mobilizing African women on sustainability, global warming, adaptation, and mitigation. Dr. Aminu Zakari, Executive Director for Center for Climate Change comments, “I am very excited about our event that will allow world leaders and other delegates to speak and become aware of the importance for sustainable projects that provide aid women within African communities”.

The event will include keynote speeches from various world leaders, federal and observer diplomats, in addition to special guest appearances who will be announced over the next few weeks prior to the UNFCCC COP17 Conference beginning on Monday, November 27, 2011.Center for Climate Change and COP17 have received support from world renown figures such as former United States Vice President Al Gore, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nigeria First Lady Dame Patience Goodluck-Jonathan, and former South Africa First Lady Graça Machel Mandela. “I expect that the forum will deliver positive results that will broaden the awareness and necessity to fund and implement projects that enhance Africa’s environment and economies”, says Cary Lee Peterson, Managing Director for Center for Climate Change and Founder-Chairman forECCO2 Corp.

Any more details and updates regarding registration or sponsorships for this event please visit the Center for Climate Change website.

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