Patricia Scotland- sixth and the first lady Secretary General of the Commonwealth, shared a glimpse of her four-day official visit to the newest member of the Commonwealth- Gabon.
During her visit, she indulged in different activities and held several diplomatic meetings with the political leaders of Gabon. In her meetings, she talked about various matters of concern, such as Climate Change. She visited Gabon for Africa Climate Week and talked about COP 27.
Through her social media, Patricia Scotland added, “It was a real pleasure to be in #Gabon – one of the Commonwealth’s newest members – for #Africa Climate Week.”
She stated that as they build momentum ahead of COP27, Africa Climate Week 2022 is an important opportunity for them to come together to deliver long-term African solutions to this global challenge.
While talking about Climate Change, Patricia Scotland stated that Climate Change is a profound challenge for Africa and a central consideration for the Commonwealth: 21 of our members are African.
She added, “As Commonwealth Secretary-General, you will always have a friend and ally in me and in the whole The Commonwealth.”
Patricia Scotland asserted that climate change will always require enormous political, social and economic efforts.
She asserted that tackling climate change would require an enormous political, social and economic effort. It’s up to everyone to set the tone and shape the quality of that effort. #Africa Climate Week is a fantastic opportunity for them to set that tone and define that effort.
“We are at code red for humanity and the window for #Climate Action is rapidly closing. As we move to #COP27, we must focus on elevating existing commitments and ensuring their implementation, “said Patricia Scotland.
She added that the Commonwealth stands ready to support member countries. The Commonwealth they have a long history of commitment to addressing the Climate Crisis. Through initiatives such as Blue Charter, Living Lands and Commonwealth CFAH, they support member countries to mitigate climate change impacts.