The Kenyan government in collaboration with the African Union Commission(AUC) is set to host the Africa Climate Summit 2023.
The summit, which will take place for September 4th to 6th in Nairobi, will focus on the theme, ‘Driving Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions for Africa and the World’.
The three-day Summit will bring together leaders and investors from Africa and beyond to share experiences and solutions for a sustainable, resilient Africa.
Deliberations throughout the event will focus on subjects including strategies for adaptation and strengthening resilience, the acceleration of renewable energy adoption and sustainable development practices, as well as mechanisms for securing essential funding to drive effective climate-focused initiatives.
Who will attend Africa Climate Summit
More than 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as the UN Secretary-General António Guterres are among high-ranking dignitaries who have confirmed attendance at the Summit.
Dr. Alfred Mutua, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, revealed that numerous additional high-ranking dignitaries, including Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment from various countries, will grace the summit..
While making his statements, he said that of now, they have accredited a total of 12,500 delegates for both the conference and the concurrent Africa Climate Week.
“The Government of Kenya under the able leadership of His Excellency the President William Ruto and the African Union has made tremendous progress in preparing for the successful hosting of this inaugural and historic Africa Climate Summit,” said the CS.
Africa’s Role in Global Climate Action
Mutua emphasised that the Summit aims to position Africa in solidarity with the rest of the world for Global Climate Action.
He further stated that the Summit will unite leaders from both Africa and other regions to strategize and initiate measures and remedies for addressing climate change’s impact on Africa.
The event will serve as a forum to discuss the intricate relationship between climate change, Africa’s developmental circumstances, and the imperative to advocate for investment in climate action, particularly within Africa.
“As co-hosts with the African Union, we are deeply honoured and proud to collaborate with all stakeholders, not only within the continent but globally to ensure the Summit achieves a successful outcome.
“The Summit therefore serves as a platform to position Africa in solidarity with the rest of the world for Global Climate Action, exchange perspectives and begin to converge on common priorities for global discussions including during the upcoming 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and COP28 and beyond” he added.