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UNGA president notes that climate change action is a personal initiative for all of us

“Climate action starts with all of us,” said Dennis Francis, president of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), in a recent interview with Xinhua, urging everyone to contribute to the collective effort of stabilizing the climate. During the interview conducted on the heels of the COP28, or the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Francis, donning his signature “1.5 degrees Celsius” pin, a daily reminder of his commitment, stressed the world’s shared responsibility in combating climate change, calling for a global reevaluation of “lifestyles and habits.” The UNGA president urged individuals to consider their daily actions, such as walking rather than driving to the supermarket, as small steps that “cumulatively impact” the global climate. He stressed that the responsibility of managing and stabilizing the climate extends beyond governments to encompass the entire society, including the private sector and local communities. Highlighting the role of the private sector in energy generation and the potential for communities to adopt environmentally friendly energy sources, Francis pointed out the encouraging trend of sustainable energy sources becoming increasingly available. “More and more sources are coming online every day,” he observed, suggesting a positive direction in the global shift towards sustainable practices. “Damage to the planet would be tantamount to damage to the longevity of civilization as we know it,” he warned, highlighting the gravity of the situation and the urgent need for a united front in addressing climate change. Meanwhile, the UNGA president stressed the pressing importance of curbing greenhouse gas emissions as a critical remedy for climate change. “We are well aware of the primary sources responsible for driving climate change,” Francis stated, recognizing the compelling scientific evidence attributing the escalating greenhouse gas emissions as the main culprit. https://www.capitalfm.co.ke/business/2023/12/climate-action-starts-with-all-of-us-says-unga-president/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=climate-action-starts-with-all-of-us-says-unga-president

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  • Rotich Kim

    16 w

    I support Mr president this call need our collective responsibility for us to realize green environment

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    • Kevin

      17 w

      The General assembly president insisted on what all of us know for sure,climate change initiatives and solutions need to come from an individual level

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      • George Kariuki

        17 w

        I commend UNGA President Dennis Francis for his powerful and timely message urging everyone to take personal responsibility for combating climate change.

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        • winnie nguru

          17 w

          Exactly. Its about everyone taking responsibility for the greater good of the planet

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            17 w

            Very true change begins with me and you, our actions no matter small they are, they brings a change

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            • Joseph Githinji

              17 w

              Change starts with me! Change starts with you! With all of us taking part in climate action it is going to be easy to fight the climate change effects holistically.

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              • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

                17 w

                UNGA President Dennis Francis emphasizes the personal responsibility of individuals in the global effort to combat climate change. In the aftermath of COP28, he underscores the shared obligation of humanity to reevaluate lifestyles and habits, urging a collective shift toward sustainable practices. Wearing his "1.5 degrees Celsius" pin as a daily commitment reminder, Francis advocates for small, cumulative actions, such as choosing to walk instead of drive, to make a meaningful impact on the global climate. He expands the responsibility beyond governments, emphasizing the crucial role of the private sector and local communities in managing and stabilizing the climate. Francis notes the positive trend of sustainable energy sources gaining prominence and warns that damage to the planet jeopardizes the longevity of civilization, underscoring the urgent need for a united front against climate change. Additionally, he stresses the critical importance of curbing greenhouse gas emissions, acknowledging the scientific evidence linking them to the escalating climate crisis.

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                • CHRIS NGATIA

                  17 w

                  Individual’s actions almost always still make a difference, even if there are many other people involved. For example, if you reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, there will be less climate change.

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                  • Joseph Githinji

                    17 w

                    @chris_ngatia its our collective responsibility as humanity, we must all work individually and collectively to get carbon emissions to zero ,reduce greenhouses gas emissions and reduce pollution.

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                  • Gorffly mokua

                    17 w

                    It is important that we all take personal responsibility for our impact on the environment & strive to make sustainable choices in our daily lives.

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                    • Joseph Githinji

                      17 w

                      @gorffly_mokua true, this is as simple as highlighted by the UNGA President, we can all do this.

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                    • Princess

                      17 w

                      Individual actions collectively contribute to meaningful change.

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                      • Gorffly mokua

                        17 w

                        @princess_nel_268 We all have roles to play in mitigation of climate change!

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          17 w

                          @princess_nel_268 yeah, even the little efforts we all do in greening the environment means a lot,and have great impact.

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