The first week of the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) folds as negotiators take a break from back-breaking long days to hand over the second half of the climate conference to environment and climate change ministers. So far, rich countries have pledged about 100 million Euros, to be accessed by poor nations facing the impact of climate change through the World Bank. The momentum started from the Africa Climate Summit, which bore the Nairobi Declaration that will now form the basis of some of Africa’s demands in this summit. This is despite the country gaining traction globally even from the impacts of climate change. Petteri Taalas, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organisation, highlighted in his speech when releasing the State of Climate Report 2023 in Dubai that Kenya’s flooding is a clear indication of how climate change worsens natural disasters.
Source: Daily Nation December 09, 2023 05:35 UTC