1 December 2012

Angola: Country Elected President of Global Forum of Designated National Authorities

Doha — Angola was re-elected president of the Global Forum of Designated National Authorities and elected president of the African Forum of Designated National Authorities.

The election took place on the fringe of the works of the 18th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP-18), happening in Doha, Qatar, ANGOP learnt last Friday from the Angolan delegation to the event.

The co-ordinator of the Designated National Authority, Giza Gaspar Martins, will hold the chair of this organ for a one-year period.

On an interview to the television channel of COP-18, Giza Gaspar Martins said that the re-election and election of Angola happen as recognition of the efforts the country's Executive has been making to face the challenges of climate change.

She explained that Angola is on an irreversible path aiming for economic growth and sustainable development.

"Among the objectives for sustainable development in Angola it is included the promotion of policies of adaption to climate changes, reducing the emission of greenhouse effect gases, to guarantee sustainability in the preservation of biodiversity and the ecosystem", she clarified.

She also explained that in order to face global warming, the Angolan government has drafted a National Strategic Plan for Climate Changes and the National Adaptation Plan.

The Designated National Authority (DNA) of Angola was created on 13 January 2010, as an instrument that enables the country to have access to the mechanisms and opportunities that are available at the carbon market.

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