Namibe, 05 December, 2023 / 9:01 pm (ACI Africa).
Countries in Africa need to take the lead in fighting climate change and not wait for solutions from outside the continent, the Catholic Bishop of Namibe Diocese in Angola has said.
Speaking to Radio Ecclesia Angola on the United Nations 28th Conference of Parties Climate Conference (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bishop Dionísio Hisiilenapo said, the answer to Africa's climate problems depends on politicians since they determine governance policies.
“We need to rethink the way in which Africans participate in world events. I also think that Africa should take its own measures, not just depend on the UN or COP 28,” Bishop Hisiilenapo said during the Sunday, December 3 interview.
He underscored the need for Africa “to take action from within” if it must save itself, “instead of being teleguided.”
“Africans should really be members in their own right, so that they can make decisions and not just be artificial members of the United Nations,” the Angolan Catholic Bishop emphasized, and continued, “We are very much guided and managed, even on the strong issues that are killing us, from outside.”