State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed confirmed on Wednesday that the head of state is out of the country. President Ruto’s Trip to France, Paris comes at a time of economic turmoil and climate change uprising.
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The chief hustler is expected to join hands with other leaders in designing a climate-action-conscious financial architecture.
Inside President Ruto’s Trip to France, Paris
Ruto is optimistic that the platform is crucial in coming up with financial measures aimed at solving the impending effects of climate change.
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Part of the statement publicized by State House correspondents read as follows.
“The President considers the Summit a critical platform to make bold proposals towards the establishment of a new Multilateral Climate Finance Institutional Architecture.
President William Ruto at State House Nairobi during the signing of the European Union Economic Partnership Agreement on June 19, 2023Kenya, Africa, and the Global South at large continue to face significant adverse effects of climate change despite contributing the least to global warming and having the lowest emissions,” the statement read in part The platforms also seek to shift the discussions to a more positive approach – where the global leaders will be accorded the opportunity to dialogue about investment opportunities that arise from the effects of climate change.
In recent years, climate change discussions have primarily focused on loss and damage, strongly anchored around the ideologies of blame, victimhood, aid and reparations, neglecting the important dialogue about opportunities, investments and trade that would showcase Africa’s abundant endowments of hydro, wind, solar, and geothermal energy sources, as well as essential transition minerals.”State House Spokesperson Hussein Mohamed.
A similar platform dubbed Africa Climate Summit is expected to take place in Nairobi, Kenya between the 4th and 6th of September 2023.
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President Ruto’s Trip to France, Paris is therefore crucial in registering the country’s position on matters of climate change ahead of the fore stated convention.