Why the Africa Climate meet matters to Kenyans

Soipan Tuya, Minister for Environment and Forestry, points to the urgent need for adaptive measures to protect the country's population and ecosystems. She highlights the summit as an opportunity to garner international support in managing and mitigating these environmental disasters.

While President William Ruto, sees the Africa Climate Summit as a crucial step in securing Kenya's future. He notes that the summit's importance extends far beyond Nairobi's borders, affecting every Kenyan.

In a nation where agriculture forms the backbone of the economy, shifting weather patterns and prolonged droughts pose significant threats to food production and stability.

However, Kenya has made significant strides in the realm of renewable energy. President Ruto highlights the country's ambitious wind and solar power projects, which are contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

He envisions the summit as a platform to bolster international partnerships, accelerating these green energy initiatives and providing clean energy access to more Kenyan households.

Moreover, President Ruto underscores the economic implications of climate action. He views climate change not just as an environmental crisis but as an economic opportunity.

A cleaner environment, he believes, will ultimately lead to a stronger economy, benefiting all Kenyans. He also firmly believes that Kenya cannot solve this issue in isolation.