UoN hosts Italian President Sergio Mattarella Public Lecture on Climate

On Thursday, March 16, 2023, the University of Nairobi welcomed His Excellency President Sergio Mattarella, President of the Republic of Italy, for a public address on Climate Change at the historic Taifa Hall.In his opening remarks, H.E President Sergio expressed his gratitude to address the audience at the prestigious university of Nairobi which also taught the late Prof. Wangari Maathai; the first African Woman to receive the Nobel Prize and her tireless commitment to the promotion of sustainable development of democracy and peace. Her example has been a source of inspiration for women and men around the world. President Sergio said, ‘’the subject on climate change is no longer the prerogative only of scientists and politicians but it is a question that mobilizes consciences globally. For too long we have addressed the issue of environmental protection and climate change in an inadequate way and how the human activities have an impact on the environment and on the climate. The effects of climate change have speed up and the rise in average temperatures are serious; the dramatic increase in heat waves is felt everywhere in the world, the floods, the drought, the melting of the glaciers the rise in sea levels are some of the symptoms of a failing climate’’.