President Buhari Calls For Urgent Actions On Climate Change
On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari urged immediate action from industrialized nations in particular to combat the effects of climate change in Africa.
On the eve of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), Buhari made the appeal on Monday in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in the person of Mohammed Abdullahi, the Egyptian Minister of the Environment.
Without a doubt, the future of the global climate is at stake, and how we behave now and over the coming decades will determine how the earth and future generations fare, he said.
“This year, we have witnessed disastrous extreme weather events from terrifying wildfires in the United States, to unprecedented heat waves in India, Pakistan, and Europe, to intense floods in my country, Nigeria.
“For developing nations, particularly in Africa who, despite contributing the least to both historical and current emissions, are facing climate impacts to a disproportionate degree, the case for accelerated climate action is even more pressing.
According to the President’s spokesman, nations most accountable for the emissions causing climate change must take immediate and significant climate action.
“Our people and nations are at stake; we cannot afford any more delays. The game of assigning blame should end, and an active, positive commitment to overcoming these obstacles must start right away.