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A hundred participants gathered at State House to listen to the views of the panellists on the climate challenge. Marjaana Sall presented EU climate action at international, regional and local levels. She underlined that "Today, more than ever, Europe, our Member States and partners from across the world are ready to lead the way. We are joining forces to forge ahead on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and accelerate the global transition to a low-emissions climate resilient future."
Other panellists were:
Her Excellency Mrs Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, G.C.S.K., C.S.K., Phd., DSc President of the Republic of Mauritius
Mr Didier Robert, Senator and President of Conseil Régional de la Réunion
Mr Jean Richard Payendee, Commissioner of Environment, Forestry, Tourism, Marine Parks and Fisheries
Mr Azim Currimjee, President of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and Managing Director, Food & Beverage Cluster, QBL & MIL
Mr Fred Sisson, Chief Executive Officer of Synnove Energy