President addresses COP26 today

Precious Nyakudya |  2 years ago | top

President Mnangagwa is expected to address the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26  this morning.

The President is among an array of leaders scheduled to address the COP26 today including President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, Hage Geingob of Namibia, Joao Lourenco of Angola, Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo, and Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

In Zimbabwe, climate change has seen temperatures rising by approximately 2 degrees C over the past century, resulting in a significant increase in extreme weather.

President Mnangagwa said if the world does not step up, jobs would be lost, livelihoods destroyed while people will lose lives.

That is something we must avoid and why Zimbabwe is coming to the table with ambitious plans to tackle climate change, said President Mnangagwa recently.

He is expected to appeal for multilateral support to supplement Zimbabwe's efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. Zimbabwe can continue to develop and keep its economy growing while lowering and then eliminating net carbon emission but the process requires a great deal of investment and access to technology.

COP is a platform where countries can showcase their issues of concern with respect to climate change and mobilise resources to stop further change, avoid disaster, and for implementation of resilience projects and programmes.