President Samia Suluhu Hassan is scheduled to travel to Glasgow, Scotland, UK today to attend the 26th United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP26). In addition, the president will also address the summit on Tuesday, November 2 of this year.
A statement released by Acting Presidential Communications Director Jackson Msangula said the head of state is also expected to meet with his counterparts from different countries for bilateral talks.
She will also meet with heads of institutions, organizations and businessmen with the aim of improving cooperation and relations between Tanzania and international communities.
The COP26 summit will bring together the parties to accelerate action towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. On Thursday, President Samia attended a virtual meeting on a recently completed climate transition hosted by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Along with President Samia, other leaders who attended the meeting were the Vice President of Nigeria, Mr. Oluyemi Osinbajo, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Mr. Tony Blair who is the Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Commission for Africa, Dr Vera Songwe.
During the meeting, participants discussed different issues on climate change as well as challenges related to the implementation of the development agenda in Africa.
President Samia and other delegates agreed on the importance of enhanced cooperation between global institutions. It was also a crucial discussion ahead of COP26. In another context, President Samia also received a special delegation from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at the State House in Dar es Salaam on the same day.
The delegation was led by the Ugandan Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Monica Musenero. Upon receiving the delegation, President Samia thanked Dr Musenero for conveying President Museveni’s message.
President Samia also called on the Ugandan minister to convey greetings to President Museveni. African countries last week called for a follow-up to climate finance after donors failed.
It came just a month after President Samia introduced the campaign against the effects of climate change to the global public. Addressing the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit last month, President Samia told world leaders they should not take for granted the importance of fighting calamity.
In her speech, President Samia made this clear and called on developed countries to meet the climate finance goals of donating $ 100 billion by 2025 to facilitate the implementation of the Accord. Paris.
And now African countries want a new system to track funding for rich countries that fall short of the annual target of $ 100 billion to help the developing world tackle climate change, Tanguy said in a statement. Gahouma, Chairman of the African Group of Negotiators at COP26, “African countries want a new system to track funding from rich countries that fall short of the annual target of $ 100 billion to help the developing world tackle the problem. climate change, ”he said.
In 2009, developed countries agreed to raise $ 100 billion a year by 2020 to help the developing world cope with the fallout from global warming.
The latest available estimates from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show funding reached $ 79.6 billion in 2019, just 2% more than the previous year.