Uhuru holds talks on upcoming UN climate change conference

In Summary

• Uhuru and his host discussed the need for European nations to honour their climate action commitments to developing countries especially in Africa.

• He also witnessed the signing of an agreement that will enable Kenya join the Adaptation Action Coalition (AAC) and the UN Climate Action Summit (UN CAS).

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London. 
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commissioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London.

Uhuru, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at the venue.

The President, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at the venue.
The President, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at the venue.
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Uhuru and his host discussed the upcoming 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow and the need for European nations to honour their climate action commitments to developing countries especially in Africa.

The President, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at Kew Gardens in London.
The President, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at Kew Gardens in London.
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At the meeting, Uhuru witnessed the signing of an agreement that will enable Kenya join the Adaptation Action Coalition (AAC) and the UN Climate Action Summit (UN CAS).

The President, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at the venue.
The President, who was accompanied by Cabinet Secretaries Raychelle Omamo (Foreign Affairs) and Keriako Tobiko (Environment) as well as State House Deputy Chief of Staff Ruth Kagia and Kenya's High Commissioner to the UK Manoah Esipisu planted a commemorative tree at the venue.
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The Head of State also got an opportunity to interact with several Kenyan and African scientists who showcased climate change mitigation and adaptation projects they're implementing in Kenya and other parts of Africa.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commisioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commisioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London.
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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commisioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London.
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma and his delegation that included British High Commisioner to Kenya Jane Marriot at Kew Gardens in London.
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Earlier on Tuesday, Uhuru urged UK investors to take advantage of 10 opportunities in Kenya worth up to $5 billion (Sh542 billion).

Speaking at an investor forum in London on Tuesday, Uhuru said that Kenya has created an environment that makes it a key investor destination.

He noted that on the Public-Private Partnership front, Kenya has adopted a private sector-led growth strategy as an integral component of Vision 2030 and the Big Four Agenda.

"We now have the opportunity to further deepen our excellent historical relationships, by offering a number of ripe PPP investment opportunities in Kenya. I invite the private sector in the United Kingdom to partner with us as we deliver on this vision for the people of Kenya," Uhuru said.