Kenya hosts pan-African conference to promote climate resilience – Xinhua

NAIROBI, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — A three-day pan African conference kicked off in Nairobi on Wednesday to explore new ways to boost climate resilience in a continent suffering from the negative impacts of rising atmospheric temperatures.

Keriako Tobiko, cabinet secretary for environment and natural resources who opened the 7th conference on climate change and development in Africa (CCDA-V11), called for increased financing, technology transfer and capacity development to shield rural communities from climatic shocks.

“Climate change presents one of the most existential threats to Africa’s survival and progress. It has impacted negatively on our economies and entire livelihoods,” said Tobiko.

“We must strengthen our commitment and collective engagement towards combating the negative consequences…

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