Ali Bongo calls for financing the climate debt of African countries

The Gabonese president pleaded for Africa during his speech on April 22, 2021 at the Leaders Climate Summit organized by his American counterpart Joe Biden.

According to a press release from the presidency, Ali Bongo Ondimba renewed his commitment to the environmental cause, by inviting his peers to support the acceleration of adaptation in Africa, by providing capital to the Green Climate Fund, including financing. of the climate debt of African countries. “On this subject, he noted the capital role played by the forests of the Congo Basin in capturing several billion CO2, thus helping to avoid a worsening of global warming”, adds the same source.

This virtual meeting saw the participation of 40 leaders from all over the world, including the Chinese Xi Jinping, the Russian Vladimir Poutine, the French Emmanuel Macron, the Congolese Felix Tshisekedi, the South African Cyril Ramaphosa, the Nigerian Muhammadu Buhari and the Kenyan Uhuru Kenyatta.

The Summit was an opportunity for the United States of America to include the issue of climate change as a “national security priority” and to reflect on the global strategy to combat climate change, in anticipation of the 26th Annual United Nations Climate Conference, announced in Glasgow (Scotland) in November 2021.

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