17 November 2012

Angola: Cop18 to Enrich National Strategy of Low Carbon - Minister

Luanda — The United Nations Conference on Climate Change set from 26 November to 7 December in Qatar, Doha, in which Angola will take part, will provide tools to enrich the national strategy of low carbon, said Environment minister Maria de Fátima Jardim.

Speaking to the press after the meeting held on Thursday with the UK minister of Foreign Affairs for Africa, Mark Simmonds, Fátima Jardim said that such a national strategy can be introduced in several other programmes, especially the national economic sector.

As example, the minister said that the agriculture sector can provide us with the small technologies and all it produces and insert them to new behaviours and practices to protect the environment.

She added that due to the differences existing in the climate it was necessary to draft a plan for adaptation with well-defined goals that can already allow the control and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions into atmosphere.

According to her, Angola will present a strong position at COP 18 that will be held under the Kyoto protocol, based on ongoing programmes and projects already completed and others linked to sustainable development.

In conclusion the minister said that the Kyoto protocol has now started in Angola, adding that the country created a tool to adapt the climate and diverse projects that need financial support for their full development and contribute to the reduction of emissions.

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