Strong Presence of 17 Presidents Confirmed for Africa Climate Summit in NairobiAugust 15, 2023
The Africa Climate Summit, which is scheduled to occur from September 4 – 6, 2023 has garnered significant attention and confirmed attendance from 17 Heads of State and Government, including UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The event is also expected to be graced by Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment from various countries around the world, with additional confirmations anticipated. Accreditation has been granted to 12,500 delegates for both the conference and the concurrent Africa Climate Week.
During a Diplomatic Corps Briefing, Dr. Alfred Mutua, the Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary, praised the comprehensive preparations made by the Kenyan government, under the leadership of President William Ruto and the African Union, for this historic inaugural Africa Climate Summit. He expressed confidence in the measures put in place to ensure the success of the summit.
“As co-hosts with the African Union, we are deeply honored and proud to collaborate with all stakeholders, not only within the continent but globally to ensure the Summit achieves a successful outcome,” he stated
Dr. Mutua emphasized that the primary objective of the summit is to position Africa in solidarity with the global community’s efforts towards climate action.
The event will bring together leaders from Africa and beyond to collaboratively design and implement actions and solutions for addressing climate change in Africa. It will serve as a platform for discussions on the connections between climate change, Africa’s development reality, and the imperative for increased investment in climate action globally, particularly in Africa.
At the core of the Africa Climate Summit is the ambitious African Leaders Nairobi Declaration on Green Growth and Climate Finance Solutions.
“So far 17 Heads of State and Government, including the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Environment and high-ranking dignitaries have confirmed attendance and we expect many more confirmations in the remaining days to the conference,” he remarked.
This declaration, along with a Call to Action for African Union Member States and supporting partners, aims to ignite a renewed sense of ambition for Africa and foster partnerships with other nations across the globe.
The Africa Climate Summit is set to host prominent dignitaries, facilitate critical discussions, and launch initiatives that contribute to Africa’s sustainable development and its active participation in global climate action.