- Africa Climate Summit 2023 held in Nairobi draws attention to climate change challenges.
- President Kiir emphasizes the effect of climate change on South Sudan, with 2 million affected.
- The Summit aims to develop the Nairobi Declaration for a united African response to climate change.
- Kiir’s presence reaffirms South Sudan’s commitment to tackling climate issues.
South Sudan’s President Kiir took to the stage at the Africa Climate Summit 2023 in Nairobi to shed light on the daunting challenges posed by climate change in his nation. Outlining the grim scenario, Kiir revealed that 2 million South Sudanese citizens have had their livelihoods disrupted due to the changing climate.
The summit, operating under the banner ‘Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World’, serves as a crucial juncture for African leaders. It’s a platform to discuss, strategize, and commit to actions that can potentially alter the trajectory of climate change’s impact on the continent.
The end goal of these deliberations is to formulate the Nairobi Declaration – a guiding document that would shape Africa’s collective response to the pressing issue of climate change. Through his participation and fervent address, President Kiir underscored not only the challenges South Sudan faces but also the nation’s unwavering dedication to working alongside other African countries to find solutions.