DUBAI, 2nd December 2023 (PPU)::: President Salva Kiir Mayardit has urged the developed countries to consider financing projects that will tackle climate change affecting developing nations.
President Kiir was speaking at the ongoing COP28 UN climate change Summit and United Nations Convention on Climate Change in the United Arab Emirates.
The Summit drew over 180 world leaders from around the world to exchange ideas and formulate strategies to tackle climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and protect nations that are most vulnerable to climate change.
The leaders have endorsed the ‘COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action. The Declaration confronts global emissions and protects the lives and livelihoods of farmers who are on the frontlines of climate change.
In his keynote address President Kiir said South Sudan has experienced severe effects of climate change, such as severe flooding and drought which drastically affected the livelihood of many people in the country.
“I urge global partners to build livelihood of people in the global South through capacity building to embark on green growth, the time for ambitious climate action is now” Kiir reiterated.
This year’s COP28 summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, draws together world leaders, policymakers, industry innovators, and environmental activists to work together towards a goal of fixing climate finance and ensuring it’s affordable, available and accessible.
South Sudan has ratified the Paris Agreement on climate change making it number 147 country out of 193 nations to join a fight against global warming through reduction of carbon emission.
Courtesy Office of The President Press