Monday, February 19, 2018

maraketchKenya is honoured to participate in this important Climate Change Conference here in Marrakech, Morocco. I thank the Government and the people of the Kingdom of Morocco for the warm welcome and hospitality accorded to my delegation since our arrival here.  I also congratulate Morocco for hosting the first climate change conference, “for Action”, after the historic Paris Agreement last year.

Kenya welcomes the coming into force of the Paris Agreement with the confidence that the Agreement will provide the much-needed impetus to address climate change for a safer future. This universal Agreement is the beginning of renewed transparent enhanced global ambitious action and support to address the challenge of climate change in the short and long terms. We should aim to ensure achievement of the long-term global goal of stabilizing the global temperature increase to below 1.5 degrees Celsius above the preindustrial levels, which gives hope to the most vulnerable countries and communities. We also appreciate the Agreement’s linkages to the Sustainable Development Goals that include ending extreme poverty; fighting inequality and injustice; and taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts; and hence the need to synergize the implementation processes of both……….Speech by H.E. UHURU KENYATTA

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