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Federal leaders expected to support the Climate Charter

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Wanjohi Kabukuru

Nairobi, Kenya (AP) —Federal leaders expect to call for stronger climate change measures at this week's conference in Rwanda It has been. The United Nations Climate Change Summit was held at a seaside resort in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt later this year.

"Climate change efforts require the most important political, social and economic efforts the world has ever seen," said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. Said at a conference on the limits of the Commonwealth Summit. Meeting in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.

Climate change remains a major concern for the block. Recent meteorological events and longer-term climate trends such as heat waves, extreme temperatures, droughts, cyclones, floods and rising sea levels have plagued most of the Member States.

Prince Charles of England, who represents Queen Elizabeth II as head of federal ceremonies, is also expected to support the block's global climate change measures. Federal leaders will adopt the long-awaited "Living Land Charter" later this week. This is an action plan to address climate change, land degradation and biodiversity loss.

"The Living Lands Charter is a testament to our commitment, which encapsulates our joint efforts to keep the global average temperature rise at 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit). It helps to do that, "says Scotland.

According to the Chartered Concepts Notes obtained by the Associated Press, the Federal Commitment focuses on five key themes. Biodiversity for indigenous peoples, climate-resistant livestock breeding, climate-resistant development. Claimed as a "5x5" approach aims to achieve climate goals by combining policy influence, financing, technical assistance, governance, and knowledge sharing across the country. is.

The Federation has brought together 54 member states, representing a population of 2.5 billion, most of them former British colonies. If the charter is approved and fully implemented, it claims to "protect and control a quarter of the world's land."

The Charter also calls for "greater consideration of including indigenous peoples" in the country's voluntary and nationally determined contributions to climate change control.

Of the 54 members of the Commonwealth, 32 are small states, 25 of which are small islands and developing countries classified as vulnerable to climate change. Island nations at the forefront of climate change measures have already called on the Commonwealth to strengthen their maritime measures.

"The ocean and climate are inextricably linked, and our ocean health affects the lives of millions of people around the world," said Fijian diplomat Jitoko Tikolevu. increase. "Our answer is simple. Action is needed."


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