Sierra Leone’s Chief Minister, David Moinina Sengeh has affirmed his total support for climate change initiatives in the country. He made this statement on October 26, 2023, at the end of a two-day dialogue on developing a just and inclusive energy transition plan for Sierra Leone.

The dialogue was aimed at addressing the challenges and opportunities of transitioning to a clean energy economy. It brought together stakeholders from government, the private sector, civil society, and academia to discuss the best way to achieve a just and inclusive energy transition, while also ensuring climate resilience and sustainable food systems.

In his statement, Chief Minister Sengeh said that he is “all in” when it comes to supporting climate change initiatives. He thanked President Bio for being the country’s first climate champion and praised Kandeh Yumkella, the chairman of the Presidential Initiative on Climate Change, Renewable Energy and Food Security, for his leadership on the issue.

Chief Minister Sengeh’s support for climate change initiatives is a welcome development. Sierra Leone is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change. The country has already experienced a number of extreme weather events in recent years, including floods, droughts, and landslides.

Climate change is also having a negative impact on Sierra Leone’s economy. The country’s agricultural sector, which employs over 60% of the population, is particularly vulnerable to climate change.

The development of a just and inclusive energy transition plan is an important step towards reducing Sierra Leone’s vulnerability to climate change and building a more sustainable economy. Chief Minister Sengeh’s support for this initiative is a sign that the government is committed to taking action on climate change.