African Countries Agree On a Joint Declaration To Address Climate Change
By Stephen Ocaido
While officiating at a high level conference aimed at mitigating climate change, the president of the Republic of Uganda revealed that there was a need for integrated efforts to address climate change amidst human mobility to sustainably use environment and natural resources for development amidst mitigating loss of life and property.
“We ourselves are contributing to this crisis of climate change. Forintance by encroaching on wetlands.”the president said.
African coutries have anonymously signed and agreed on a joint declaration to address climate change induced by human mobility.
This year has been characterised by extreme drought that has led some communities loose their loved ones and live stock.
Some ministers raised concerns of unfair treatment of African countries in regards to the price being paid as big emitors are not doing enough to reduce the impact.
It was disclosed at the function by some ministers that the 6th report of IBCC released this year confirms that Africa is in a state of global climate emergency.
African blocs like EAC, IGAD and others have called upon the United nations framework convention on climate change for the CORP 27 to focus on investment, technology and resilience mechanisms to address climate change.