Africa Climate Week hears calls for united African voice ahead of COP27 | Earthbeat
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During Africa Climate Week, faith leaders held a side event Aug. 30 in Libreville, Gabon, where they devised key priorities and asks for leaders at the COP27 United Nations climate change conference that will take place in Egypt in November. (Courtesy of Patricia Kombo)
LIBREVILLE, GABON — Africa Climate Week delivered calls for further accelerated action in response to climate change and a “one Africa” approach on all fronts ahead of COP27, the next United Nations climate summit, which will take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November.
Africa Climate Week’s five-day proceedings, spanning Aug. 29-Sept. 2, brought together more than 2,300 participants from across Africa, representing governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society, with many more joining the 200-plus individual sessions virtually. In addition, ministers and delegates from 42 nations joined the opening ceremony.
The faith community, represented by a contingent from the Africa Faith Actors Network on Climate Justice, part of the All Africa Conference of Churches, termed climate change “a matter of life and death.”
Speaking to Gabon’s environment minister, Lee White, during a peaceful demonstration in Libreville Aug. 27, the Rev. Ezekiel Lesmore, programs director for the All Africa Conference of Churches, said, “Our people are dying. God is going to ask each…
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