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Kibaki appeals for unity ahead of global summit

afrol News, 15 October - Kenyan President, Mwai Kibaki, has appealed for Africa’s common stance in pushing Africa’s agenda in the upcoming global Climate Change conference scheduled for Copenhagen later this year.

Receiving a copy of the declaration of the just concluded 2nd African Parliamentarians’ Summit on Climate Change, President Kibaki emphasised the need for Africa to speak with one voice on Climate Change issues.

He further said Africa should come out strongly in ensuring that its concerns on Climate Change are addressed as its negative effects impact heavily on Africa’s poor economies.

“We have to speak with one voice on Climate Change because the rest of the World should be made to understand what we want,” president Kibaki said.

The president said the Nairobi declaration which advocates for the protection of African countries against the negative effects of Climate Change, should be translated in many languages so that it can be read and understood across Africa.

“There is need to stand firm in ensuring that this declaration is adopted in Copenhagen. The spirit of the Nairobi summit should be kept alive in all future climatic global meetings,” president Kibaki said.

The delegation of African Parliamentarians included legislators from Kenya, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Namibia, Togo and Uganda.

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