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President Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Paris for climate change conference

Monday November 30 2015

President Uhuru Kenyatta is welcomed in Paris

President Uhuru Kenyatta is welcomed in Paris when he arrived on November 29, 2015 for the 2015 Climate Change Summit which begins Monday. With him is Environment Cabinet Secretary Judy Wakhungu. PHOTO | PSCU | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Sunday arrived in Paris, France, this evening to attend the 2015 Climate Change Summit which begins Monday.

The Plane carrying the President and his delegation touched down at Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Paris, shortly after 8pm Kenyan time.

The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from November 30, 2015 to December 11, 2015.

The Paris summit represents a historic opportunity to put the world on course to meet the climate change challenge.

COP21 seeks to deliver a clear pathway with short and long term milestones, and a system to help governments measure and increase progress over time until they reach the goal of reducing carbon emissions.

140 WORLD LEADERS

President Kenyatta will be among the over 140 world leaders including US President Barack Obama, China's Xi Jinping, Russia's Vladimir Putin and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending the summit widely expected to reach the first truly global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Kenya is among nations which have been at the forefront in championing for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

In July 2015, Kenya submitted its new climate action plan to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Kenya’s intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) set out a goal to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent by 2030 despite the fact that Kenya contributes a mere 0.1 per cent to the total global emissions.

President Kenyatta flew into Paris from Malta where he attended the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

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