“We will not accept one rule for them and another rule for us. We will not allow African progress to be the victim of Europe’s failure to meet its own climate goals. It’s morally bankrupt for Europeans to expect to take Africa’s fossil fuels for their own energy production, but refuse to countenance African use of those same fuels for theirs,” President Museveni said.
However this comes at a time when the world government and business leaders met at the United Nations climate summit that had been organized in Egypt to agree on measures to limit global temperatures rise.
It’s is noted that the rise in global temperatures was attributed to the use of fossil fuels such as petroleum products and coals, poor farming methods among others resulting to droughts, floods and a rise in water levels that displace million of people.
World leaders agreed to limit the use of fossil fuels and other methods that affect the global weather.
President Museveni while speaking at the conference said the west had been discouraging Africa from investing in the exploitation of fossil fuel and Europeans would only allow it if the products are to be delivered only to their continent for their continent for their development.
Museveni said alternative energy sources are not reliable
“Now with Europe reinvesting in its own fossil fuel power industry to bring mothballed power plants back online, in a truly perverse twist, we are told new western investment in African fossil fuel is possible but only for oil and gas resources that will. E piped and shipped to Europe. This is the hypocrisy,” Museum told this platform.
The president further said the alternative energy sources aren’t reliable and would leave millions of Africans without power for industries leading to unemployment.
He added that some of the counterparts have instead decided to call for reparations or handouts from developed countries.
“But this is the last things Africans need or most want,”he said.
It’s on record that thirteen years ago the developed countries had agreed to contribute $100b annually to poor countries to be able to deal with climate change and mitigate it.
The developed countries haven’t yet met their goals on their annual contribution which turned up being empty promises.
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