Chakwera determined to create a green Malawi

President Lazarus Chakwera has called for collective efforts from all stakeholders in the creation of a green Malawi order to create a green Malawi.

The President made the call during the opening of   a two day National green climate change conference where he also officially launched the Women Network in Climate Change in Malawi.

Chakwera stated that in order for Malawi to recover from the current climate crisis there is need for funds amounting to K300 billion.

“Climate change presents the single biggest threat to our nations sustainable development, its impacts are disproportionately burdening the poorest and most vulnerable of our people,” he said.

The President also acknowledged how Covid-19 has affected the preservation of natural resources by among other things, increasing the plunder of Malawi’s forests.

He also hailed the participation of women, youth as well as Civil Society Organizations in overcoming the climate crisis.

In her remarks UN resident coordinator to Malawi Maria Jose Torres said all UN agencies together are supporting mitigation,adaptation,strengthening resilience and adaptation to climate-related hazards and natural disasters for vulnerable communities as well as engaging private sector on creating green jobs and amplify the economic opportunities for development.

The two day National climate conference is being held under the theme “Collective Responsibility for Enhanced Climate Action in Malawi”.

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