Information sharing key to climate change adaptation—Masi

Environmental research institutions and individuals in the country have been asked to start sharing findings of their studies as one way of overcoming effects of climate change in the country.

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Aggrey Masi made the call in Lilongwe on Wednesday when he officially opened a two day National Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation which is first of its kind.

“Don’t just put such findings in your shelves. Make them public so that people especially in the community to make informed decisions in case of unforeseen circumstances,” Masi said.

Speaking earlier, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) resident representative, Maria Jose Torres said climate adaptation is one tool of eliminating poverty in the country.

The two day national symposium which runs from Wednesday to Thursday, started with a match from the Lilongwe Natural Sanctuary via parliament building to Bingu International Convention Center- BICC.

The symposium has brought together environmental experts, policy makers, researchers and environmental journalists.

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