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The first African Climate Summit will be held in Nairobi

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The first African Climate Summit (ACS) 2023 will be held in the Republic of Kenya. Scheduled for September 4-6, 2023 in Nairobi, this summit will be themed “Stimulating Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World”. It is organized by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Kenya.

“The Summit provides an opportunity for a Nairobi Declaration by African Leaders on green growth and climate finance solutions, as well as a call to action for African Union Member States and development partners. support for them to advocate for its implementation,” told the statement.

The Nairobi summit seeks to launch a new ambition for Africa and invite partnerships with the rest of the world. “The summit serves as a platform to showcase progress, exchange perspectives and begin to converge on common priorities for global discussions (including UNGA, G20, World Bank Group (WBG) and Assemblies IMF Annual Meetings, COP28 and beyond),” inform the statement.

In a context dominated by the climate change effects, this summit will provide a framework for African leaders to define detailed plans, shape their associated tools and investments, inform and promote reforms of the international financial architecture, share innovation, knowledge, experience and practical approaches to deepen and broaden understanding of climate challenges and opportunities, and enable Africa to renew its vision and become more assertive in pursuing an agenda climate and development through a unified approach.

“Furthermore, the Summit will provide a platform to address the intersection of climate change, Africa’s development and the need for increased global climate investment. It is also an opportunity for Africa to consolidate its united voice on climate change and sustainable development issues and mobilize support for the implementation of continental programs and policies such as the strategy and plan of action. of the African Union on Climate Change and Resilient Development,” the statement concluded.

It should also be noted that this summit will be attended by African Heads of State and Government, world leaders, development partners, civil society organizations, researchers, academics and relevant stakeholders.

They will also be joined by William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya, Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations, Samaila Zubairu, CEO and President of Africa Finance Corporation, Vanessa Nakate, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador , António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Samuel Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources of Ghana and Co-Chair

of the FCLP.

This summit should be crowned in particular by the Nairobi Declaration of African leaders on an agenda and solutions for green growth and climate finance for Africa and the world.

Alfredo Prince NTUMBA

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