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COP28: CSO urges world leaders to keep promise

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By Abigael Joshua

Climate and Sustainable Development Network (CSDevnet), has called on world leaders to keep promises made to tackle effects of climate change in the forthcoming COP28.

The Civil Society Group made the call during a campaign tagged “keep your promise campaign” in Abuja on Wednesday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the campaign was done alongside a four-day inaugural conference on Accelerating Agricultural Adaptation in Africa which commenced on Oct. 16 to 19.

COP28 is the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

It will hold at Expo City, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on Nov. 30 to Dec.12.

Mr Philip Kilonzo, Head of Policy and Advocacy, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PAGJA) in Nairobi, urged world leaders to protect the interest of all humans and be committed to their promises.

“The commitments include the cutting down on emissions, we have been suffering for long but now in COP 28 we require changes.

“We want climate finance for Africa it’s a campaign targeted at all policies action “keep the promise campaign” which is meant to trigger actions in the Pan African level we have got leaders.

He condemned disunity amongst world leaders, urging them to work together in unity and not to be disconnected in their actions.

“We are converging to tell the world leaders to keep their promises. Enough to climate injustices,” he said.

Furthermore, Mr Steven Abu National Coordinator of CSDevnet also frowned at climate injustices.

“We are holding a campaign tagged “keep your promise campaign” we are tasking world leaders, developed countries to go beyond COP promises.

“We are tired of hearing about promises we are going to commit particular amount to climate change action and we are yet to see action.

“This campaign is a call to nations to begin to unlock climate finance that the vulnerable across the world will begin to feel the action at the grassroots,” he said.(NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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