Nairobi, Kenya – (African Boulevard News) – Kenyan President, William Ruto, has participated in the third Pan-African Parliamentarians Summit held in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The gathering brought together lawmakers from across Africa to deliberate on pressing issues affecting the continent, including adaptation, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, and climate finance.
Ruto, who was among the key speakers at the event, highlighted the importance of addressing climate change and embracing green energy to achieve sustainable development in Africa. He called on African leaders to invest in renewable energy and avoid over-reliance on fossil fuels.
The Kenyan President also underscored the need to promote sustainable agriculture practices, noting that it could play a significant role in securing food supply and reducing hunger and poverty in the continent.
Speaking at the summit, Ruto reiterated Kenya’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and the country’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. He said Kenya is on course to achieve its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2030.
“The government, through the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, has developed a number of policies and programs aimed at promoting sustainable development, including afforestation, waste management, and environmental conservation,” Ruto said.
The Pan-African Parliamentarians Summit is a platform that allows lawmakers from different countries to share experiences, learn from each other, and work towards common goals. The forum also provides an opportunity for legislators to discuss challenges facing the continent and seek solutions to them.
The summit was held in the DRC, a country that is heavily impacted by climate change, with frequent floods and other climatic disasters. The event aimed to provide insights into ways African nations could mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to the changing climate.
In attendance were several prominent African politicians and environmentalists, including the President of the Pan-African Parliament, Hon. Roger Nkodo Dang, and the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, Mark Carney.
In conclusion, the Pan-African Parliamentarians Summit provides an essential platform for leaders to discuss pressing issues affecting the continent. Deputy President Ruto’s participation highlights Kenya’s commitment to sustainable development and its role in mitigating climate change. As the world continues to grapple with the adverse effects of the changing climate, forums like this offer a way forward in finding solutions to the problems facing Africa.