Climate ministers seek to increase community resilience

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 21:10

AFRICA’s environment and climate ministers are meeting in Harare today for a weeklong second African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (Amcomet) task force and bureau meeting to discuss the increasing effects of global warming on agriculture and the environment. The indaba, which came at a time Zimbabwe was battling to resettle over 3 000 families displaced by the flooding Tokwe Mukorsi Dam – will also refine the draft Implementation Plan of the Integrated African Strategy on Meteorology (Weather and Climate Services) for the period spanning 2014 – 2018. It will be attended by ministers from across the continent to intensify efforts to integrate weather and climate services in national and sub-regional development frameworks to save lives and improve the livelihoods of communities. Environment, Water and Climate minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who is also the Amcomet Bureau chairman, yesterday said the meeting also sought to maximise the contribution of meteorological services to sustain development.  Full Article

Source:  Newsday