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African Climate Summit will focus on green growth and call for action

Addis Ababa, Sep 4 (Prensa Latina) The agenda of the African Climate Summit in Kenya will focus on green growth, solutions for the financing against climate change, and a call to action to the member states of the African Union (AU) and its partners for its implementation.

The event will be the first of its kind and will serve as a platform to show progress, exchange perspectives and begin to converge on common priorities for global debates, the AU said on its website.

Debates include the annual meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, the G20, the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund, the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP28), among others.

According to the source, the Summit will be an enabling opportunity for the definition of plans, shaping tools and associated investments, informing and driving reforms of the international financial architecture, sharing innovation, knowledge, experience and practical approaches to deepen and broaden the understanding of climate challenges. It will also allow Africa to renew its vision and be more assertive in pursuing a climate and development agenda through a unified approach.

It will also be a venue to consolidate Africa’s united voice on climate change and sustainable development issues and mobilization support for the implementation of continental programs and policies, such as the African Union Strategy and Action Plan on Climate Change and Resilient Development.

More than 20 heads of state and government, including the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, the acting Minister of the AU and President of Comoro, Azali Assoumani, and leaders of International organizations, will participate in the Summit, that will conclude this 6 of September.

The 36th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government held last February, made the decision to convene a Summit on climate change and to support the offer of the Kenyan government to host the meeting.