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Oliver Mtukudzi to Lead Climate Change Concert

Oliver-Mtukudzi[1]A Climate Change concert and national prayer meeting will be held today at the KICC. Zimbabwean music legend Oliver Mtukudzi will be joined by local artistes for the performance as clergy pray with messages of Climate Change adaptation.

During the meeting, the tallying of signatures of people who have signed the Africa People’s Petition will be done, said National Council of Churches of Kenya South Rift Region coordinator John Nairuko.

About 10 million signatures have been collected from Africa and the petition will be presented during the 21st Conference of Parties commonly known as COP21 meeting in Paris, France in December, said Nairuko.

In Kenya, Nairuko said 700,000 signatures have been collected so far. Naikuro said youth have been cycling from Maputo, Mo

The National Council of Churches (NCCK), We Have Faith Act Now for Climate Change, Kenya Youth Climate Network, OXFAM, Panafrican Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) have prepared the petition to compel developed countries to commit towards climate change adaptation.

In the petition, they are calling for binding agreements in Paris delivers fair, ambitious and strong ac at the level adequate to stop climate change and keep global warming below 1.5 C.

They also want African governments to commit new resources from national budgets for investment to help people adapt and build resilience for increased food security, prioritizing the needs of women food producers.

Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Authorities, Prof. Judi Wakhungu hopes that an ambitious and fair new legally binding international agreement on climate change, that will be applicable to all countries will be adopted.

On Monday, Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong received 20 cyclists in his office and hailed them saying climate change is real and it is a global challenge. The 20 cyclists were flagged of by CEC Environment, Water and Natural Resources Bernard Yaite.

The cyclists are expected to be in Nairobi today after receiving the baton from their Uganda counterparts at the border.

zambique to Nairobi.

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