The piece you’ve shared provides a detailed overview of the ongoing African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya, highlighting the participation of key figures and the main themes being addressed. Here’s a summary:
The African Climate Summit is currently taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.
President Bola Tinubu is scheduled to speak today, though it’s unclear who will represent him due to his presence at the G-20 Summit in India.
Other notable speakers for the day include President William Ruto of Kenya, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, President Macky Sall of Senegal, and a youth representative from Togo named Bawoupati Batassa. The session will be moderated by Damilola Ogunbiyi from the UN.
The Kenyatta International Convention Centre was busy the previous day with activities related to the summit.
The primary focus of the summit, as indicated by former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is addressing pollution, ending gas flaring, transitioning to renewable energy, and making Nigeria’s carbon market operational.
Osinbajo emphasized the potential financial benefits of an effective carbon market and pointed out the environmental impact of military activities, like the burning of seized oil vessels.
This summit underlines Africa’s commitment to address climate change and find sustainable solutions for the future.