Somalia at Copenhagen
December 16, 2009 Climate Change and Somalia: People from around the globe are fighting tooth and nail to solve the climate crisis but in the absence of visionary political leaders, the future appears bleak.
Somalia has not had a powerful government for almost two decades and the lack of unity in the region further weakens its already fragile position as one of the poorest and most vulnerable areas in the world.
In 2007, heavy rains lashed parts of Somalia while in others, scores of people and animals died due to a severe and prolonged drought. In 2009, cereal production hit an all time low at 30% of the decade’s average production rate.
It is therefore heartening to see Somalia join civil society’s efforts at COP15 at a ministerial level with the National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ) announcing its formalistion as a party by the Somali Transitional Federal Government. Somlia’s Minister for Environment, Buri’e Mohamed Hamza is currently at the summit and has clearly voiced Somalia’s commitment to tackling the climate crisis.
For further information contact:
National Association of Somali Science and Environmental Journalists (NASSEJ)
26 June street/Telex Street,
Tahlil Warsame Building,
KM4 Area in Hodan District,
Tel: +2521-5531-800 / +2521-284357