3 June 2009

Angola: Govt Prepares Communication for Inventory On Greenhouse Gases

Luanda — Angola has taken on one of the most important commitments of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, with the preparation of the first national communication that is due to take place in the next 18 months, on Thursday announced the minister of Environment, Fátima Jardim.

In an interview to Angop, on the occasion of World Environment's Day, June 05, the government official said that by adhering to the mentioned convention, the country assumed the commitment of holding actions at national level for other global ones for reduction of greenhouse gases emission on atmosphere, as well as in elaboration of a programme of mitigation and adaptation of the effects of climate change.

To guarantee the success of this inventory and follow up its elaboration, the Ministry of Environment has created a multisectorial supervision committee, she said, adding that it is under elaboration the legal basis for the creation of the designed national authority.

"In this context and in the framework of the projects that contribute to the mechanism of clear development, is with great satisfaction that it is noticed that Angola LNG project is in a good path", said the minister highlighting that it is also noticeable that other initiatives are being adopted for the profiting of residues in its generality.

The World Environment's Day was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, at the opening of the Sweden's Stockholm conference on human environment.

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