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JUST IN: African Leaders Announce $23 billion Nairobi Declaration Target for Green Growth

African political and business leaders have adopted the Nairobi Declaration to raise $23 billion dollars for green growth, mitigation, and adaptation to address climate challenges in Africa.

The declaration was announced by Kenya’s president William Ruto and adopted by African Heads of State and Government in the presence of global leaders and high-level representatives at the closing plenary of the African Climate Summit today Wednesday, September 6, 2023.

The declarations came two days after extensive deliberations around the devastating impacts of Climate Change across the continent and globally.

The Nairobi declaration target was announced among several other commitments from world leaders to appreciate that decarbonizing the global economy is also an opportunity to contribute to equality and shared prosperity.

“Increasing Africa’s renewable generation capacity from 56 GW in 2022 to at least 300 GW by 2030, both to address energy poverty and to bolster the global supply of cost-effective clean energy for industry,” the declaration document states in part.

The African Climate Summit 2023 focuses on delivering climate-positive growth and finance solutions for Africa and the world.

The aim of the summit is to address the increasing exposure to climate change and its associated costs, both globally and particularly in Africa.


By Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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