Africa is not responsible for causing climate change: Ramaphosa

A virtual meeting of the African Union Committee of African Heads of State and government on climate change was held over the weekend where the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said that Africa is not responsible for climate change.

“Despite not being responsible for causing climate change, it is Africans who are bearing both the brunt and the cost of climate change”, said Ramaphosa.

The annual meeting featured presidents from various African countries like the republic of Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Burundi and other countries.

Ramaphosa also mentioned that developed countries have agreed to support the implementation of transition that promote sustainable development and the eradication of poverty in Africa. According to Ramaphosa, the necessary financial flows that enable developing countries to adapt to climate change are not enough.

The finalization of African Climate change and resilient development strategy and action plan 2022 – 2032 was launched in the African Union Committee of African Heads of State.

Another achievement that was recognized was the outcomes of the engagements and progress on resource mobilization for Africa.

According to African Union, Africa has been advocating for urgent and practical global, regional and national actions and enhanced ambition to combat climate change. There were also strong calls for the world to respond with greater ambition to address the challenge of Climate Change.

The African Union’s vision of an integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena is gradually unfolding.

By Lineo Khabele for African View News

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