President Ruto to open Africa’s first Climate Summit

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President William Ruto will on Monday officially open the Africa Climate Summit.

The five-day event is happening at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.

The inaugural Africa Climate Summit, championed by Ruto aims to address the increasing exposure to climate change and its associated costs, both globally and particularly in Africa.

With the expectation of escalating climate crises in terms of frequency and intensity, urgent action is required to mitigate these challenges.

The summit is expected to also look into ways of helping African countries vulnerable to adverse effects of climate change cope with the same.

It will also serve as a platform to inform, frame, and influence commitments, pledges, and outcomes, ultimately leading to the development of the Nairobi Declaration.

Over 30,000 delegates including over 25 heads of state and government are expected to attend the event.

Kenya’s special Climate Envoy Ali Mohamed said they are certain the declaration will have an inclusive resolution that represents all stakeholders and aspirations of the continent.