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NZOVU HOLDS TALKS WITH BAN KI MOON

NZOVU HOLDS TALKS WITH BAN KI MOON

JOSHUA JERENOVEMBER 8, 2021012400

Green Economy and Environment Minister COLLINS NZOVU has held talks with the Ban Ki Moon Centre for Global Citizens -BKMC-, seeking support towards Zambia’s climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

During a meeting held on the side-lines of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference -COP26- in Glasgow, Scotland, the Minister emphasised the need for close cooperation and Zambia’s commitment to scale-up mitigation and adaptation measures to comba
climate change.

Mr. NZOVU, who was accompanied by Ministry of Green Economy and Environment Permanent Secretary, JOHN MSIMUKO, thanked the Ban Ki-moon Centre for considering Zambia to be a partner in agriculture adaptation.

He told BKMC Chief Executive Officer MONIKA FROEHLER and Chief Operations Officer KATRINA HARVEY that Zambia has prioritised adaptation and building resilience of the agriculture sector.

He further explained that Zambia is in the process of developing its National Adaptation Plan that will focus on strengthening national level coordination frameworks and processes for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into national, sub-national and s
ctoral development planning.

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The Minister welcomed the Ban Ki Moon Centre’s project called Elevating Agriculture Adaptation -EAA-.

Mr. NZOVU said the Elevating Agriculture Adaptation project has come at the right time when Africa is facing many climate change challenges like extreme temperatures, droughts and floods.

He said these climate change-induced challenges have huge negative impact on the agriculture sector by reducing productivity, and causing food insecurity.

The Elevating Agricultural Adaptation is a two-year programme that the BKMC will implement aimed at tackling agricultural adaptation of small-holder farmers, and elevating commitments to building climate resilience of small-holder farmers through advocacy a
d awareness-raising.

Immediate past Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and former President of Austria HEINZ FISCHER co-chair the BKMC, which is based in Austria.

This is according to a statement issued to ZNBC News by Ministry of Green Economy and Environment.

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