President Kenyatta takes over as chair of AU Climate Change committee

14 February, 2022

Posted by: Njango Njung'e

President Kenyatta takes over as chair of AU Climate Change committee

Category : Power Shift in the News | tags: The East African

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been named the new chairperson for the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC).

...Fatuma Hussein, Programme Manager at Power Shift Africa and one of the negotiators for COP, told The East African that since Africa did not reap big from COP26, having President Kenyatta at the top seat is a plus to push the African Climate agenda forward.
“This is an opportunity to rebalance the COP27 agenda with concrete and actionable steps to addressing the priorities and needs of Africa…We must correct the failures of COP26 in Sharm El-Sheikh and make an international regime, one that is fit for all countries, North and South, rich and poor. Africa, and CAHOSCC in particular, has played a crucial role in shaping the outcome and creating space for the correct priorities,” she said.

“We can play our cards to ensure that COP delivers for Africa and the world. The President has a duty to seize this moment and lay the basis for a successful COP 27,” said Ms Hussein.

She suggested that at COP27, Africa should focus on energy transition, scaling up adaptation measures and climate finance, and addressing loss and damage.

At the COP27, “we should recognise Africa’s special circumstances under the Paris Agreement and launch work programme on the same,” Ms Hussein added.

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