Dr. Alfred Mutua, the cabinet secretary for foreign and diaspora affairs in Kenya, welcomed dignitaries to Narobi for the Africa Climate Summit from Ghana, Comoros, and Burundi.
The event, which has attracted interest from all around the world, provides a forum for African nations to discuss important climate change issues and determine a common course towards environmental sustainability.
Speaking to the media, Dr. Mutua said the summit is an outstanding opportunity for the African continent to come together on all issues related to climate change.
For the first time, he claimed, Africa will speak with a unified voice on matters relating to climate change and the funding of initiatives to lessen its consequences.
The Nairobi summit, according to him, will bring Africa together on these vital challenges that directly affect the lives of millions of people while laying out a clear course for action.
CS Mutua predicts that the conference will establish Kenya as a global leader in promoting the adoption of policies that lessen the effects of climate change.
“Kenya is a leader in the adoption of cleaner, greener energy with nearly 95% of our power needs derived from green sources,” said Dr. Mutua
Mutua emphasised Kenya’s commitment to sustainability and the importance of the Nairobi summit in facilitating dialogue on climate issues across the continent.
“Kenya is honoured to host this vital summit and we are committed to being at the forefront of efforts to combat climate change. Our Nation has made significant strides in renewable energy, conservation and adaptation strategies,” he stated.
Dr. Mutua also emphasised Kenya’s ambitious renewable energy initiatives, which have improved the nation’s capability for green energy.
Such programmes, he said, not only lessen Kenya’s carbon footprint but also encourage surrounding countries to invest in renewable energy.
A key turning point in the continent’s battle against climate change has been reached with the Africa Climate Summit in Nairobi.
Presidents of Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, Comoros’ Azali Assoumani, and Burundi’s Evariste Ndayishimiye have all arrived in Nairobi for the key negotiations, which will take place there from September 4 to 6.
For the historic summit in Nairobi, which will shape the future course of Africa’s interaction with the world on issues of conservation and climate change, at least twenty heads of state and government are anticipated.