Lusaka, 13 July 2023 (TDI): Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema, Kenyan President William Ruto, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Mousa Mahamat, held a virtual meeting on climate change.
The virtual meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change was hosted by the Kenyan President.
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Zambian President said in the virtual meeting that all countries must speak in one voice to address climate change.
He said that if the Whole African Continent will speak together in the upcoming COP28, only then an impact can be made.
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He urges the African leaders to have one goal and work for it and if there is a difference in the messages then the world won’t know what Africa wants.
The Zambian President hoped in the virtual meeting on climate change that with unity, the world will listen to Africa.
President Hichilema also expressed his concern about the worsening effects of climate change on Africa.
He said that Africa only produces four percent of the total global emissions, but the effects are worsening in the continent.
Kenyan President William Ruto said that Africa has been affected by climate change, so Africa should fight against climate change and help find a solution for climate change.
He also said that all African leaders must speed up the process to invest in green energy to counter the effects of climate change.
President Hichilema, in the virtual meeting, said that the first world countries must commit to the Paris summit as they have a responsibility towards the world.
He said that Africa is moving towards using renewable energy as it is necessary to advance but in an environmentally friendly way.
He also assured the Kenyan President that Zambia will always support the UN Framework on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement.