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Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:52 - Updated Wed, 07 Aug 2019 12:52

Ambassador to AU defends technological innovations to face climate changes

Addis-Ababa - Angola’s permanent representative to African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Francisco da Cruz, defended on Tuesday the need for the use of technological innovations in agriculture along with more sustainable management of the land and water to tackle the challenges posed by climate changes.

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Angolan Ambassador to Ethiopia, Francisco da Cruz

Photo: Pedro Parente

The diplomat made the statement, while addressing the Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting held in Addis Ababa under the theme “Natural Disasters and Others, Peace and Security in Africa.

The Angolan diplomat underlined that by investing in smart climate strategies would be possible to move forward with an agenda of peace, stability and sustainable development in Africa.

According to the Angolan Ambassador to Ethiopia, climate change is causing extreme weather conditions that put pressure on human and animal life and the ecosystems essential for their survival, with consequences in the social, economic and political and security fields.

However, said the ambassador, Angola is not excluded from the effects of climate changes and natural disasters, arguing that, according to the United Nations estimation, more than two million people in the country are being affected by drought resulting in food insecurity in the south region of the country, of which around 500,000 are children under five years of age.

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