Uhuru urges world leaders to respond fast to climate change

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President Uhuru Kenyatta receives a bouquet of flowers from 11-year-old Emma Karani when he arrived in New York for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. PHOTO | PSCU

By Bernard Maranga, KBC/NECJOGHA

President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged world leaders to adopt climate change adaptations if they are to secure future generations and expand economic opportunities.

The President, speaking on the sidelines of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), echoed the sentiments of the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres who said the fight against climate change is a race we are losing but one we can win.

President Kenyatta enumerated steps the government has taken to address the crisis, saying Kenya is fully committed to the fight against climate change.

He said Kenya has taken deliberate steps towards meeting its international climate obligations in sectors such as energy, environment and the blue economy.

DECLINING RAINFALL

“Our commitment to tackling climate change is deep and arises out of the need to secure our future and that of our children as we have been victims of droughts and declining rainfall, which have destroyed our lives and livelihoods,” he told the delegates.

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