Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Republic of South Sudan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

President Kiir urges developed Countries to fund Projects that tackles Climate Change

DUBAI, 2nd December 2023 (PPU)::: President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called upon developed countries to prioritize financing projects aimed at addressing climate change in developing nations.

President Kiir made this appeal during his speech at the ongoing COP28 UN Climate Change Summit and United Nations Convention on Climate Change in the United Arab Emirates.

The Summit has brought together over 180 world leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas and formulate strategies to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and safeguarding nations that are most vulnerable to its effects.

During the summit, the leaders unanimously endorsed the ‘COP28 UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action.’ This declaration confronts global emissions and seeks to protect the lives and livelihoods of farmers, who are on the frontlines of climate change.

In his keynote address, President Kiir highlighted that South Sudan has experienced severe consequences of climate change, including devastating floods and droughts that have significantly impacted the livelihoods of many people in the country.

“I urge global partners to build livelihood of people in the global South through capacity building to embark on green growth, the time for ambitious climate action is now” Kiir reiterated.

The COP28 summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, serves as a platform for world leaders, policymakers, industry innovators, and environmental activists to collaborate towards the shared goal of reforming climate finance and ensuring its affordability, availability, and accessibility.

South Sudan has demonstrated its commitment to addressing climate change by ratifying the Paris Agreement, becoming the 147th country out of 193 nations to join the fight against global warming through the reduction of carbon emissions.