Kenya should speak to Britain as an equal as climate summit draws closer
- October 26, 2020
- Posted by: P0wer_Shift@fric@
- Category: Climate Change
Mohamed Adow, The Standard
…So why is Kenya looking to the UK for answers? It’s partly a question of arithmetic: while the UK is one of the biggest emitters in history, Kenya has emitted just 0.03% of global historic emissions – yet our country is already suffering catastrophic consequences.
Partly because, after a successful bid to lead and host next year’s grand UN convention on climate change, Britain has put itself in the spotlight of a planet that is finally beginning to see the reality of our collapsing ecosystem.
But more than anything, countries like ours are growing nervous because Britain is simply not doing enough. Not even the most silky-tongued ambassadors, jolly Prime Minister, or regal Queen can spin their way out of our reality of floods, droughts and conflict caused by climate change.