Tobiko Hails The Soar 2021 Report

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Kenya's Environment and Forestry Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has acknowledged and congratulated the producers, researchers and teams working on the State of Adaptation in Africa Report (Soar 2021).

CS Tobiko spoke today in Libreville, Gabon, at the Africa Climate Week side event Convened by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Africa Adaptation Initiative (AAI) on the State of Adaptation in Africa - Showcasing the Preliminary Key Findings of the AAI State of Adaptation in Africa Report (SoAR).

The CS highlighted that the Report comes at a critical time when Africa and the rest of the world is "on fire" because of climate wrongs for which Africa contributes the least in emissions.

The CS said that in COP26 (Glasgow), Africa made a powerful case for recognizing Africa's special needs and circumstances.

"The Report comes at a time when we require such material and data in COP27 in El Sharma, Egypt to make the case not because Africa is special but because we are the most climate vulnerable than any of the other continents," said Tobiko.

The CS said he looked forward to interacting with the Report in-depth, encouraging the organizers to share the Report with ministers. Present during the meeting was Ugandan Environment Minister Hon. Beatrice Anywar Atim, among others.

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