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African leaders call for global action against climate change

African leaders have called for collective global action in resource mobilisation for both development and climate action.

They reinforced that no country should ever have to choose between development aspirations and climate action, challenging the global community to honour its commitments to the Paris Summit and others for a New Global Financing Pact.

The foregoing was the agreement reached at the recent Africa Climate Week Summit, dubbed ‘The African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Climate Change’ in Kenya.

Led by Kenya’s President William Ruto and African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson, Moussa Faki, they urged development partners to align their technical and financial resources towards promoting sustainable utilisation of Africa’s natural assets.

The leaders appealed to world leaders to consider the proposal for a global carbon taxation regime and called for affordable and accessible finance for climate-positive investments.

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