Mogadishu, 18 October 2021 (TDI): UK Ambassador to Somalia, Kate Foster wrote in one of the Somalian leading newspapers about challenges to Somalia’s climate change and the vulnerability of the population. However, it is only vulnerable to the shattering effects of climate change. In this interesting piece, the Ambassador of the UK wrote about how the British government is helping Somalia in tackling climate change.
OP-ED: Somalia is not alone in this global challenge, but it is especially vulnerable to the devastating impacts of climate change, UK ambassador to Somalia @KFosterFCDO observes. https://t.co/pKRdHljdYm
— Goobjoog News. (@GoobjoogNews) October 18, 2021
Like other countries in the world, Somalia is equally vulnerable to climate change. These effects are destroying the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable population.
The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its latest report states that the costs of the recent global warming crisis are highly irreversible. As the climate changes, these extreme natural disasters will only worsen.
It is important to note here that UK is hosting the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) starting from 31 October-12 November 2021. The summit is aiming to bring parties and stakeholders to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Ambassador of the UK Kate added that UK is recognizing and addressing highly vulnerable and conflict-affected countries like Somalia. She urges the world to help the country in fighting these crises and taking greater action at COP26 to make a difference.