Tuesday, May 16, 2023 –President William has jetted out of the country for a two-day visit to South Africa where he is expected to address the Third Pan African Parliamentarians Summit on Climate Policy and Equity.
He will be doing this in his capacity as the Chair of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change CAHOSCC.
Ruto took a flight on Tuesday May 16 afternoon, and while there, he will be addressing the over 50 heads of different countries.
“Kenya remains a strong actor in the Pan African Parliament and President Ruto’s address to the Parliament reaffirms Kenya’s dedication to climate action and demonstrates its commitment to fostering consensus among African nations on vital agenda items that profoundly affect the lives and future of the African people and nations,” Spokesman Hussein Mohamed stated.
CAHOSCC, which was initiated in 2009, is a high-level body of the African Union AU that was established with an aim of providing strategic direction and oversight for Africa’s response to climate change.
Dr. William Ruto was picked as its chairman shortly after he had won and sworn into power after the August 9 general election.
The organisation focuses mainly on developing and implementing the AU’s climate change agenda, coordinating Africa’s position on climate change negotiations and mobilising resources for climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Additionally, it is mandated to raise awareness in climatic change and its impacts in Africa. It has also been key in advancing Africa’s climate change agenda.
The Summit’s outcomes, together with the related agenda items on trade, will feed into the forthcoming inaugural Africa Climate Action Summit scheduled to take place in Nairobi from September 4 to September 6, 2023.