In a proactive move to emphasize the collective responsibility towards preserving our planet, President William Ruto stated that the duty to save Earth lies with every human, regardless of geographical divisions.
Following a pivotal discussion with Claudio Barbaro, Italy’s special envoy and Minister for Environment and Energy Security, Ruto asserted the unity of the global community.
“There are no divisions like the Global South or Global North. We’re all inhabitants of the same planet, sharing the onus of safeguarding it,” commented Ruto.
This discourse occurred alongside Barbaro presenting a message from the Italian Prime Minister, Girgia Meloni. Additionally, Ruto had a strategic discussion with Michael Hammer, the US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, centered around the prevailing security dynamics of the region.
These engagements were part of the broader agenda at the Africa Climate Summit, which concluded recently. The summit, a significant milestone in global climate discussions, aimed to brainstorm tangible and tailored strategies to mitigate climate change’s repercussions.
The event witnessed participation from leaders representing over 17 African nations, global entities such as the United Nations, numerous climate advocacy groups, and influential figures from the private sector.
A standout outcome of this summit was the ‘Nairobi Declaration’. This resolution appeals for an innovative financial framework tailored to Africa’s distinct requirements, encapsulating aspects like debt realignment and relief. In a direct call to action, it also prompts Western nations to stay true to their pledges, notably providing a minimum of $100 billion annually for climate initiatives.