MCTA focuses on climate effect mitigation

  • Ministro da Cultura, Turismo e Ambiente, Jomo  Fortunato
Luanda - The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment (MCTA) has, as a priority for the period from 2020 to 2022, the implementation of actions linked to the mitigation and adaptation of climate change and combating drought, one of the effects of climate change that most impacts the country.

According to the minister, Jomo Fortunato, who was speaking at the launch session of the National Environment Week programme, the aim is to protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, including forests, contain and reverse soil degradation and prevent biodiversity loss.

Jomo Fortunato said that the sustainable economic development, diversity and inclusiveness included in the National Development Plan 2018-2022 integrates programmes such as the sustainable management of natural resources (forests, living aquatic resources, geological-mineral activities and environmental sustainability), which include the climate change and sanitation improvement programme.

"Angola has one of the greatest diversities of ecosystems in Africa, immense biodiversity in terms of aquatic ecosystems (including inland, marine and coastal waters), so protection and conservation are at the top of our priorities," he said.

 

According to the minister, Jomo Fortunato, who was speaking at the launch session of the National Environment Week programme, the aim is to protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, including forests, contain and reverse soil degradation and prevent biodiversity loss.

Jomo Fortunato said that the sustainable economic development, diversity and inclusiveness included in the National Development Plan 2018-2022 integrates programmes such as the sustainable management of natural resources (forests, living aquatic resources, geological-mineral activities and environmental sustainability), which include the climate change and sanitation improvement programme.

"Angola has one of the greatest diversities of ecosystems in Africa, immense biodiversity in terms of aquatic ecosystems (including inland, marine and coastal waters), so protection and conservation are at the top of our priorities," he said.