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Climate Summit must offer tangible results

society organisations have demanded that the upcoming Africa Climate Summit deliver tangible results on the devastating impacts of climate change.

The summit and Climate Week are set to take in Nairobi in September at the KICC.

Activists on Monday said the summit is exceedingly shrinking into the usual elite jamboree, which will end up just like any other forum conducted in pomp and colour, and profound expectations, only to fade away later.

Pan-African Climate Justice Alliance executive director Mithika Mwenda, who read a statement on behalf of other non-state actors, said they are deeply concerned about the impacts of the climate crisis on the continent and its people.

“We demand that all debates and decisions at the summit respect, protect, and fulfil the human rights of all people,” Mwenda said.

“Especially those left vulnerable and marginalised by the effects of climate change, such as indigenous peoples, women, children, persons with disabilities and poor communities.”

Mwenda said the deliberations during the summit must promote fair, just and equitable distribution of the benefits and burdens of climate action within and between countries.

They should take into account historical responsibility, capacity and different levels of development, he said.

The summit must empower women and girls as agents of change and leaders in climate action, ensuring their full, equal, and meaningful participation in decision-making processes at all levels, he said.

It should also address the gender-specific impacts of climate change on their lives and livelihoods, he said. 

“The summit must secure the rights and interests of present and future generations,” Mwenda said.

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    • Joseph Githinji

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      This is a great clarion call, this summit must bring value which will be measured by the goals set to mitigate and end climate change effects.

      • Rashid Kamau

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        The summit should be of more positivity regarding the climate change menace.

        • Grace Njeri

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          @rashid_kamau We are eagerly waiting

        • Ajema Lydiah

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          if the decisions made help solve environmental crisis more people will transition in favour of the climate

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