French Ambassador, Emmanuel Cohet HAS assureD Zambia of the French support in the implemention of the Country’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris agreement on climate change.
The Nationally Determined Contribution outlines various mitigation and adaptation programs and actions that Zambia intends to implement in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissionsand contribute to the attainment of the overall objective of the Paris which focuses on limiting the global temperatureto well below 2 degrees Celsius.
AMBASSADOR Cohet was speaking when he paid courtesy on LANDS, NATURAL RESORCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MINISTER Jean Kapata.
The Ambassador who was accompanied by the Regional Director for the Agence Francaise de Development Mrs Martha Stein-Sochas and AFD investment officer for Zambia Mrs Mwila Chikwekwe-Weijmer stated that Developed Countries should deliver quickly to Africa on the Paris Agreement.
Ambassador Cohet described Zambia’s support to France during the hosting of the Cop21 as precious, adding that the French were pleased to note that President Edgar Lungu signed the Paris Agreement which will come into force on 4th November 2016.
And Minister of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ms. Jean Kapata thanked the French Ambassador for the support during the formulation of Zambia’s Nationally Determined Contribution.
She pledged Zambia’s commitment in implementing the Nationally Determined Contribution in an effort to mitigate the impact of climate change and build the resilience of the country to the adverse impacts of climate change and build the resilience of the Country to the adverse impact of climate change.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kapata informed Ambassador Cohet that Zambia’s preparation for the Cop 22 to be held from 7th to 18th November, 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco have reached an advanced stage and that the Country would provide support to the incoming Conference of Parties Presidency, Morocco to ensure that the conference attains a desired outcome.