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Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:48 - Updated Thu, 05 Nov 2015 19:48

Angola: 31,18 percent of territory exposed to climate risks - minister

Luanda - At least 31,18 percent of the national territory is exposed to climate risks, given the effect of drought.

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An angle of Luanda city

Photo: Francisco Miudo

This was said Thursday in Luanda by the minister of Environment, Maria de Fátima Jardim.

Speaking at a workshop on Climate Changes – Towards COP21, jointly sponsored by the Ministry and Environment and the European Union delegation, the minister said that 50,000 people a year suffer the effect of climate changes and are vulnerable to unpredictable climate phenomena.

For several poor and most vulnerable regions of the country, climate change poses a threat to the populations’ lives and their subsistence, forcing them out into safer areas.

“We must act now to protect the development of the poorest and vulnerable communities and direct the countries towards the path of a safer environment and a sustainable future,” said Fátima Jardim.

According to the minister, the European Union is also ready to sign an accord binding all parties of the UN Convention on Climate Changes, taking into account the principle of common responsibility.

 “We all have the political will to turn the Paris Accord into an instrument and vehicle to define our priorities for development of a greater climate justice and major ambition in fulfilling our common goals for the incentive to a low carbon economy,” the minister added.

The event was attended by representatives of the Angolan Government, of international organisations and of the civil society and tackled matters linked to climate changes, Angola’s challenges and expectations and those of the European Union on the UN Conference on climate changes.

Under the clean development mechanisms, Angola has 57 projects, all of them eligible for financing.

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