Zim takes lead role in fighting global warming

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 09:20

ZIMBABWE is set to take a leading role by supporting initiatives aimed at introducing innovative climate change adaptation strategies to offset negative effects of global warming, acting Environment, Water and Climate minister Jonathan Moyo has said.  

Moyo, who is also Information, Media and Broadcasting Services minister, said it was important for Africa to come up with a co-
ordinated approach to deal with climate change issues to improve the lives of majority poor who solely depend on agriculture.

The minister also said Zimbabwe was pledging its fullest support to any positive initiatives that promoted the development of the continent, the betterment of local communities and African endeavours such as meeting the Millennium Development Goals and Hyogo Framework on disasters.

Moyo was addressing the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology (Amcomet) Second Task Force and Bureau meeting in Harare on Friday. Moyo stood in for Environment, Water and Climate minister Saviour Kasukuwere, who was away in Senegal attending the African Ministers Council on Water (Amcow) conference and was elected vice-president for Southern Africa region.  Full Article

Source:  Newsday