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Kenya takes stand for Paris climate accord at UN General Assembly

The Cabinet Secretary was speaking in New York where she represented President Uhuru Kenyatta at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Delivering the country position address at the UN headquarters in New York during the UN General debate, Mohamed said climate change is disrupting the livelihoods of millions of people and called for firm environmental conservation actions as outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

 “Climate change costs Kenya’s economy approximately 3 per cent of its GDP annually,” said the CS.

Saying the capacity of the planet to sustain life was threatened, the CS urged developed countries to extend financial, technological and capacity building support to enable developing countries transition to low-carbon development.Read original article here