Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for re-calibration of climate financing to “the correct level of support” in a bid to avert a crisis in Africa.
The South Korean diplomat who spoke while on a tour of Nairobi’s Mukuru Kwa Reuben slum on Monday challenged developed countries and humanitarian organizations to enhance their support to effectively mitigate the climate crisis facing the continent.
He was also taken through black soldier fly farming by the youth from the community.
“Climate issue cannot be handled by only one country or one organisation including UN,” Ki-moon said.
“All should put their hands on the deck together that is why all African leaders are coming to Nairobi to make sure that necessary actions are being made to help people in this climate crisis.”
The former Secretary General who is in Nairobi to attend the Africa Union Climate Summit insisted that depriving the African continent of resources when it comes to climate crisis mitigation is an injustice.
“The correct level of support should be increased by tenfold otherwise we will never be able to address the climate crisis in Africa. I am urging the international communities to increase the allocation from the $56Billion yearly, the minimum should be $160Billion,” he said.
Ki-moon was the eighth UN Secretary-General.
His priorities have been to mobilise world leaders around a set of new global challenges, from climate change and economic upheaval to pandemics and increasing pressures involving food, energy and water.