Africa Action Summit kicks off in Marrakesh
MARRAKESH: The Africa Action Summit kicked off in Marrakesh, Morocco, yesterday, on the sidelines of the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad ALSABAH is attending the summit as Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah ALAHMAD Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The summit, hosted at the Royal Palace in Marrakesh, was called for by Moroccan King Mohammed VI, and is attended by several country leaders and heads of state.
It adds the momentum to the structural initiatives and projects seeking an effective confrontation of the impact of climate change on the continent, in addition to developing a model for sustainable development that responds to the expectations of the African peoples.
During an African tour last week, the Moroccan Monarch called in the Senegalese capital of Dakar for a summit on the fringe of COP 22 to crystalize a vision for defending the demands of the continent, focusing on financing and transfer of technology. Africa has been among the world regions worst-hit by the effects of climate change, the Monarch said, vowing to develop the COP 22 (Marrakesh, November 7-18) as a conference for the continent. Addressing the COP 22 on Tuesday, His Highness the Amir reiterated Kuwait’s commitment to joining in supporting the efforts exerted by the UN to combat climate change. Kuwait has voluntarily put well-studied plans, based on scientific and economic research, within its available possibilities, to rehabilitate its oil installations, as its oil sector seeks to adopt a new strategy, founded on scientific and economic grounds, that aim to limit emissions, His Highness the Amir added. His Highness the Amir stressed that Kuwait is about to complete the constitutional procedures for the ratification of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
MARRAKESH: First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled AlHamad Al-Sabah attends the summit. —