The first Africa Climate Summit that will be held in Kenya, Nairobi next month, is expected to foster the continent’s solidarity for global action, Kenya Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya saud said.
The climate summit under the theme “Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World” will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 4 to 6 September 2023.
Briefing journalists today, Kenya Environment, Climate Change and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Soipan Tuya saud that the summit will advocate on bringing about new climate finance architecture.
The Africa Climate Summit provides an opportunity for leaders to make a united voice in order achieve the desired impact.
According to her, about 15 heads of states and 13,000 delegations from across 130 countries have confirmed to participate in the summit.
Prior to this summit, the 11th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-XI) will be held in Nairobi, from 1-2 September 2023.
The conference will serve as a pre-event of the Africa Climate Summit.
CCDA-XI is an annual event of the Climate for Development in Africa (ClimDev-Africa), an initiative of the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the African Development Bank (AfDB)
Africa has taken a position that it contributes the least to global warming but is the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change and therefore has special needs and special circumstances warranting financial support to militate against and adapt to climate change, it was indicated.
The continent is also seeking to accelerate implementation of its climate change strategies and actions to avert the catastrophic impacts of global warming and build the resilience of the continent’s economies.
Source: Ethiopian News Agency