Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, Congolese President, Felix Tsishekedi and Gabon’s Ali Bongo will be part of a virtual Leaders Summit for discussions on Climate Change, convened by POTUS, Joe Biden between the 22nd and 23rd of April.
The five Presidents are part of 40 leaders invited by Biden for the discussion of the climate talks which have continued to take centre stage in the world especially considering recent extreme temperatures.
Some themes have been listed for the summit with the Galvanisation of efforts by the world’s major economies to reduce emissions during this critical decade to keep a limit to warming of 1.5 degree Celsius within reach, top on the list.
Other objectives are; Mobilizing public and private sector finance to drive the net-zero transition and to help vulnerable countries cope with climate impacts.
The United States says it’s aiming to cut its fossil fuels by 50% through its 2030 emissions target, with its biggest companies restating willingness to begin a decolonization strategy.
The world leaders are also expected to discuss economic benefits of climate action, with a strong emphasis on job creation, and the importance of ensuring all communities and workers benefit from the transition to a new clean energy economy.
African leaders are obliged to reveal the many climate change problems on the continent with growing temperatures affecting farm yields and an increased presence of insects and pests.
The quest for cleaner energy has also seen many countries adopt methods that will greatly reduce the burning of fossil fuels on the continent.
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