Mutharika delivers key note speech at Climate change summit

Malawian President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Monday appealed to the developed world to bankroll the Least Developed Countries (LCDs) to fight climate change, saying the LCDs suffer most from the effects of climate change.

“The Least Developing Countries are doing their part. Our major challenge is resources. The Least Developing Countries are the least contributors to climate change. And yet, we suffer most from the effects of climate change,” Mutharika, speaking as Chair of the 41 LDCs, told the world summit of Climate Change being hosted by Spain.

Mutharika, one of the six African presidents invited to the summit, urged “our developed partners to move one step forward in providing financial and technological support.”

He said the world had enough resources to fight climate change, “if only we can share…the world has enough power to fight climate change, if only we can unite.”

The summit, which runs up to December 13, is running under the theme ‘National Plans to Increase Ambition by 2020.’

Mutharika returns home Tuesay from the summit, which is being attended by 200 countries