Experts gather to discuss reducing Africa's carbon footprint

Climate change experts have gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to look at ways to reduce carbon emissions from the African continent.

EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish says South Africa emits more carbon dioxide than Britain, and Zambia uses more of its vegetation for its fuel needs than does Brazil.

There are also plans to set up about a dozen coal-fired power stations in Africa and the international community does not support this move.

Essentially, when we talk climate change we see Africa as a victim, so this is an important forum that's going to say that you may be the victims, but you also perpetrators and you need to cut back on that.

Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent

If we don't cut down we are going to be in serious trouble

Jean-Jacques Cornish, EWN Africa correspondent

According to the forum, although Africa is the worst hit by effects of climate change, the continent has to cut down on its carbon emissions pretty soon.


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