Presidential candidates faulted on climate change policies

Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) in Malawi has faulted aspiring presidential candidates for lacking innovative solutions for combating climate change.

The just ended rounds of presidential debates saw presidential aspirants being taken to task on how they are going to tackle climate change related issues.

CISONECC National Coordinator, Julius Ng’oma said many of the candidates have failed to articulate properly on how they are going to deal with issues of climate change.

“Looking at how they were articulating the issues as regards to addressing the impact of climate change it was more of narrating the same old story.

“Yes we want to increase the amount of trees that are there, yes we want crop diversification but how best we want to do this I think it’s not coming out clearly from these aspiring candidates.

“All of them talked about the same thing on renewable energy but how best we want to do renewable energy as one of the solutions is something that we want them to be articulating to Malawians,” he said.

Ng’oma said the country needs innovative solutions in order to address the impacts of climate change.

“If you ask government they will tell you that we have been planting over 60 million trees every year but we cannot see the trees on the ground, “Ng’oma said.

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