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Kenya Commits to Fully Implement Global Climate Change Adaptation Agenda

President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya's commitment to implementing global climate change adaptation initiatives.

26 January 2021 p Nairobi — President Uhuru Kenyatta has affirmed Kenya's commitment to implementing global climate change adaptation initiatives.At the same time, the President called for concerted global efforts in addressing climate change saying, like COVID-19, the challenge is a reality that the world must confront urgently.President Kenyatta emphasized that by pulling together the world will emerge stronger and more resilient from the dangers posed by climate change.The President identified agriculture as a top priority in Africa's climate change adaptation agenda saying a large percentage of the continent's population rely on the sector for its survival.

He said African farmers must be given the tools, information and financial support to enable them to embrace sustainable agracultural practices, respond to changing weather patterns and maximise productivity of their farms President Kenyatta told the summit that Kenya has upscaled its climate change adaptation efforts by mainstreaming the subject into its national development strategies."Indeed, we can expect to reap the triple dividends of reducing emissions, spurring economic growth and delivering social and environmental benefits," President Kenyatta said as he implored world leaders to rally behind efforts to upscale climate adaptation efforts.

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