Kenya – Portugal set to host Ocean conference in 2020

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Kenya and Portugal are set to host the Oceans conference in June 2020 with a special clarion call to the African countries to invest in sustainable land based aquaculture.

Peter Thomson, United Nations Special envoy for Oceans said humanity cannot exist without the oceans.

Thomson said that there must be a global initiative to stop overfishing and change food production patterns.

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This comes with reports indicating that over 8 million tons of plastic wastes end up in the seas every year.

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The 2020 Oceans conference in Kenya and Portugal will highlight on innovative and sustainable ways on how to use the oceans and protect marine life.

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Meanwhile, President of the African Development Bank announced the launch of a new green facility to shift Africa from coal to renewables and the development of the world’s largest solar power in the Sahel, providing power to more than 250M people.

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He leaders urged African governments to commit to making green energy cheaper.

At One Planet Summit Thursday morning, the french president Macron commended Desert To Power and the Bank’s initiative to mobilize private sector resources for climate finance and renewable energy.

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