Monday, July 28, 2008

Angola to create a national climate change program

Angola Press: Angola intends to work out a National Programme of Adaptation and respective plan aimed at the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Kyoto Protocol. Approved in June 2008 by the Cabinet Council and published in the State Gazette, the Strategy is a recommendation emerged from the conference of the convention parties.

According to Lucas Miranda, who was speaking on behalf of Urbanism and environment Ministry, while introducing the I National Workshop on Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change, the changing of climate parameters is evident worldwide, that is why it is necessary to take measures for adapting the actions to the ongoing changes.

The actions also include, under the strategic framework, the creation of human foundations, legal and materials for inventory and quantification of sources of greenhouse gas emissions into the sources and emitting agents. Also among other objectives, it serves as a simplified and direct channel for communication of information related to the urgent and immediate needs of the country’s adaptation.

It is also aimed at creating a national capacity of the Angolan experts in vulnerability field and adaptation to climate changes, thus ensuring a favourable environment for the implementation of the referred convention, as well as to facilitate the creation of capacity for preparation of national communication about the subject….

Map of Angola from the CIA World Factbook, Wikimedia Commons

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