African nations have agreed to work towards the reduction of environmental pollution through carbon emissions.
The goal that was discussed during a climate summit, convened by US President Joe Biden, stands at an ambitious 32 percent cut in emissions by 2030.
Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa Heads of State affirmed the continent’s commitment towards eradication of environmental pollution, saying proper frameworks were being instituted to see the vision actualize.
“Beyond ending gas flaring by 2030, the oil and gas sector has undertaken steps for diversification, risk management systems, insurance research and development and energy crisis planning”, Nigeria’s Muhhamadu Buhari said.
On his part, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta took pride in the success of use of clean and renewable energy in his country.
“In our journey to the 2050 target, Kenya intends to complete its transition to renewable energy. And clean energy already accounts for about 90% of total electricity supply in Kenya, and we intend to increase this to 100% by the year 2030”, he said.
South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa encouraged developed nations to lend an assisting hand to Africa in meeting climate targets.
”…This will be vital to restoring the bonds of trust between developed and developing economies”, said Ramaphosa.
As the continent gears up for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change before COP 26 in November, efforts are underway by African leaders to have a greenhouse gases emissions strategy ready for rollout by then.