COP26: African leaders call for international solidarity

The climate summit in Glasgow kicked on Monday 1 November. Many heads of State have already taken the floor, including several African leaders. At the podium, the presidents of Mauritania, Gabon, CAR, Congo-Brazzaville and Zambia, among others, have emphasized the serious consequences of climate change in their respective countries, and more generally on the African continent.
Climate change is worsening and poses an existential danger to Kenya, as it does to most African countries, said President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Several African leaders said they have done their part by making commitments for the climate, even if they are not among the major polluters. They call for international solidarity to address climate change and for a strong commitment from developed countries: this is what the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, said at the podium.
The promise of rich countries to increase their climate aid to developing countries to 100 billion per year, starting in 2020, has not yet been kept.

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