Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has asked the 120 world leaders gathered in Scotland attending a two-day Climate Change Summit in to give the poor people across the globe ‘concrete answers’ on what actions they will take to limit global warming in order to save the planet.
Chakwera, speaking at the Conference of the Parties (CoP26) on Monday in the Scottish largest city, Glasgow called on the rich countries to meet their emissions cuts commitments and to give the world’s poor solutions and not broken promises or unfulfilled pledges.
The Malawi leader, who is the Chairperson of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) as well as the head of Southern African Development Community (SADC) warned that broken promises on climate change has left the world in danger of extinction.
President Chakwera urged the rich and powerful nations to meet their financial commitments to the least developed countries including a $1billion (approximately K1 trillion) pledged to the poor nations six years ago.
“When the nations we lead ask, ‘what exactly is the point of this conference?’ what they are really asking is this: ‘What is the point of having you go to COP on our behalf?
The Malawian leader said the people out there wants to know the importance of COP26 and they expect real solutions to Climate Change.
Said Chakwera: “This is what the people in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi are asking after burying the relatives they lost during Cyclone Idai.