Alvin Mwangi @PeopleDailyKe
The Government yesterday criticised developed countries for failing to provide funds to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Environment Cabinet secretary Keriako Tobiko said developed countries “measure their Gross Domestic Product on profits they make at the expense of sustainability”.
“The G20 contribute between 75 and 80 per cent of greenhouse gases while Africa contributes four per cent yet the continent bears the brunt,” he said.
Argued the CS: “Those who pollute must help those who suffer the most by financing capacity building and technology transfer. These are treaty obligations.”
Tobiko made the remarks when he opened the Regional Dialogue on Indigenous People and Southern Civil Society Organisations at Safari Park Hotel.
He said the Paris agreement is clear on what must be done to reverse the effects of climate change. In the pact, developing countries should get Sh10.1 trillion climate funding every year until 2025.
However, countries such as United States have since shown lack of commitment.
Tobiko said indigenous communities are the most affected by climate change. He said the communities have knowledge and expertise that can be applied to fight the adverse effects of climate change.