President meets British Ambassador over UK trip

Online desk |  8 months ago | local

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Wednesday met British Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Melanie Robinson over the upcoming 2021 United Nations climate change conference, also known as COP26, where he will present the country’s mitigation measures and adaptation actions, against climate change.

This comes as Zimbabwe has done a lot more in carbon sinking, through the various afforestation and reforestation programmes, conservation, agriculture Pfumvudza/Qabanga, and emitting less on its growth trajectory towards vision 2030.

Ambassador Robinson briefed the media after the meeting.

“I had a fruitful meeting with his excellency, the President. We were talking about his upcoming visit in the UK for the conference of parties (COP26); there are climate change talks we are hosting in the UK in November. We talked about climate change, its importance in providing successful outcomes for Zimbabwe and other countries that are vulnerable to climate change.


“We talked about Zimbabwe’s important role in tackling climate change. We also talked about UK-Zimbabwe relations and how much it can influence the President’s visit,” said Ambassador Robinson.

The COP26 UN climate change conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from the 31st of next month to the 12th of November.