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President Ramaphosa addresses climate change in Africa at CAHOSCC

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President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his opening statement at the CAHOSCC, emphasising the need for Africa to unite in combating climate change for the continent’s sustainable and transformative development.

On Tuesday, 8 June 2021, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered his opening statement at the meeting of the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC). The presidency updated Twitter users on the words of the president in his opening statement for the meeting.

Key issues of focus highlighted by the president included Africa bearing the burden of climate change and being one of the most affected regions in the world, experiencing environmental issues associated with global warming. These include droughts, floods and extreme heat all contributing to the damage of infrastructure.

According to the president, “It is imperative that everyone contribute their fair share if we are to limit global warming to the agreed target of below two degrees, while the pandemic is impacting sustainable development we have an opportunity for transformative development.”

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