Monday, January 28, 2008

Denmark unveils Africa plan

Afrol News: Ahead of the 2009 United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP 15) to be held in Copenhagen, the Danish government has revealed plans to tackle global climate change with African countries. In this regard, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Mrs Ulla Tomaes, will pay a five-day visit to Tanzania beginning on Thursday.

Her visit forms part of a thematic tour to gather ideas and discuss how African countries, including Tanzania can be better involved in the global cooperation to find solutions to the effects of climate change, Danish Embassy in Tanzania said. She is due to hold discussions with Tanzanian authorities on climate and sustainable development challenges facing the East African country.

She will also visit areas affected by climate change, including an unplanned settlement in Dar es Salaam in Jangwani, a low lying and poorer area of the city which suffers from flooding, over housing and over use of wood burning fuels. Tomaes will visit drought prone areas in the Arusha region, including Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro as well as inspect Danish funded development activities geared towards improving the capacity of local authorities to manage effects of climate change....

Map of Tanzania by Rei-artur,

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