NAmibiA first to sub­mit cli­mate re­port

Lesotho Times - - Africa -

WIND­HOEK — Namibia is the first de­vel­op­ing coun­try to sub­mit its bi­en­nial cli­mate change mit­i­ga­tion re­port to the UN Frame­work Con­ven­tion in Cli­mate Change (UNFCCC), its min­istry of en­vi­ron­ment and tourism an­nounced on Mon­day.

It was also the only coun­try to do so on time, the min­istry said.

Min­istry spokesper­son Romeo Muyunda said in a state­ment that Namibia’s re­port con­tained a com­pre­hen­sive green­house gas inventory for four years from the date of sub­mis­sion.

“Namibia’s re­port fur­ther in­cludes in­for­ma­tion on mit­i­ga­tion taken and it spells out fi­nan­cial, tech­no­log­i­cal and ca­pac­ity-build­ing needs and support re­ceived,” Mr Muyunda said.

Namibia’s re­port said the coun­try ab­sorbed not only all its own green­house gas emis­sions, but those of other coun­tries.

It had al­ready suf­fered from cli­mate change in the form of se­vere droughts, such as in 2013, and se­vere flood­ing after heavy rain­falls, which were be­com­ing in­creas­ingly er­ratic. The Cop20 cli­mate sum­mit is tak­ing place at the mo­ment in Lima, Peru, where it started two weeks ago. — SAPA

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