The first African Climate Summit gets underway with calls for funding and wider partnerships with multinationals to adequately combat climate change on the continent.
With a population size of 1.3 billion people, Africa is highly threatened by global warming due to gas emissions resulting in devastating consequences.
Floods, drought, biodiversity loss, and human displacements characterize the climate crisis faced by countries including those in West Africa.
However, transformative policies and engineering are reducing the impact in some countries such as Kenya and Sierra Leone.
President Julius Maada Bio in his speech on day one of the two-day event in Nairobi, urged for accelerated action to correct the phenomenon.