New York, USA: Tanzania has reiterated its call for urgent and concerted action by all nations to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen mitigation and adaptation measures.
The East African state’s Vice President Dr Isdory Mpango said this at the ongoing debate of the seventy-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly (Unga78) in New York, USA as he conveyed message of condolences to the Governments and People of Libya and the Kingdom of Morocco for the loss of lives and properties caused by floods and earthquakes.
“Together, we must create an enabling environment and facilitate investments needed to unlock resources for scaling-up implementation of our climate commitments and decarbonisation of the global economy.
“We, the global community must act with urgency. Tanzania also reiterates its call for a fair and just clean energy transition for Africa,” he said.
According to VP, recent natural calamities which have devastated parts of some countries around the world, amplify the horrible effects of climate change.
Quoting the latest Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the VP said the dossier sounded an alarming reality that the world is off-track the 1.5°C limit agreed in Paris.
“Disturbingly, the report indicates that Africa is warming at an accelerated pace, outstripping the global rate. As such, climate change has and will continue to adversely impact Africa and hamper its progress,” he added.