African MPs to craft common stand on climate change


Legislators from African Parliaments are meeting in Nairobi to draft a common position on climate change to be presented during the UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris set for November 30 to December 11.

Emuhaya MP Wilbur Ottichilo said a common decision would put to an end years of debate on who is best suited to represent the continent’s interests at global negotiations.

“As we head to Paris, we need as a continent to go with one position. What is the African position on climate change? As you know, Africa is the least in terms of contributing to climate change globally. The amount of emission that Africa emits to global warming is so minimal; it’s actually less than 4 percent, so we are highly aggrieved as a continent,” he said of the three day summit slated to begin Wednesday.

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