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Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00 - Updated Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00

Experts discuss climate change adaptation plan

Luanda - The Environment Ministry has announced the holding of a consultation workshop to develop the National Plan for Adaptation to Climate Change (PNAAC).

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State institutions and civil society are expected to provide their contributions at the event, taking place from 21 to 22 this month in Luanda.

According to a press release from the sector, the meeting will be promoted by the Climate Change Office of the Ministry of the Environment.

The workshop will be held under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), of which Angola has been signatory since 2000.

PNAAC aims to characterise the country's vulnerabilities to the impacts of this phenomenon through the creation of adaptive capacity and resilience.

The Plan is also intended to facilitate the integration of adaptation to climate change into new and existing strategies and sector development programmes.

The event will gathers representatives of Ministries of Economy and Planning, Transport, Fisheries and Sea, Urbanisation and Housing.

The sectors of Construction, Energy and Water, Health, Agriculture and Forest, Social Support Fund (FAS), Development Workshop (DW) and Angolan Ecological Youth (JEA) will also join the workshop.

Angola, particularly the southern Cunene province, is vulnerable to increasing and severe frequency of droughts and floods as a result of climate change.

This phenomenon has a negative impact on agriculture, livestock, water resources, rural development, food security, soil erosion, infrastructure and livelihoods of affected families.

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