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President Mnangagwa calls for action on climate change


Online Desk |  7 months ago | top



President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is set to travel to the United Kingdom for the COP- 26 summit this week says the platform provides the country with an opportunity to up its appeal for multi-lateral support towards local economic transformation. His visit comes at least 25 years since the last official trip by a Zimbabwean Head of State.

 

Posting on his social media platforms this Tuesday, President Mnangagwa said climate change effects are being felt in Zimbabwe. he added that, as a result of adverse weather phenomena which has seen temperatures rising by approximately two degrees celsius, the country has experienced 10 droughts in the past two decades. The President Said if the world does not step up efforts to fight climate change, there will be job loses, destruction of livelihoods and deaths.

 

The COP-26 Summit to be held in Glasgow from this Sunday to November 12 will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change aimed at mitigating triggers of adverse weather patterns.