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Climate change summit opens in Egypt

By Memory Chamisa in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The Conference of Parties (COP27) has begun in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt with advance discussions on special needs and circumstance of Africa taking centre stage.

The conference is running from the 6th to the 18th of this month.

Since it’s inception, this is the fourth time Africa is hosting the global event on climate change.

As nations meet in Egypt, developing countries, especially in Africa, are taking the opportunity to advance priority issues such as financing arrangements for loss and damage due to climate change.

Zimbabwe like other countries has also experienced the adverse effects of climate change, with cyclones, droughts, erractic rainfall patterns contributing immensely.

This year’s COP27 will also assess the progress made in Glasgow, Scotland last year on the USD$100 billion pledge made by developed countries towards climate change crises suffered by developing nations.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to join more than 90 heads of States attending the climate and implementation summit on the 7th and 8th of November.

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