Zimbabwe Launches Nationwide Consultations on Climate Change Bill

Harare, May 27, 2024 – Hon. Dr. Sithembiso G.G Nyoni, the Minister of Environment, Climate, and Wildlife, yesterday opened a critical meeting in Harare. This event starts the nationwide discussions on the draft Climate Change Management Bill and the Zimbabwe Carbon Trading Framework.

In her speech, Dr. Nyoni emphasized the need for collective action to fight climate change. She welcomed all participants and thanked them for their dedication to this important issue. She highlighted that climate change affects everyone and stressed the urgency of working together to ensure a sustainable future for Zimbabwe.

Dr. Nyoni reminded the audience of the severe impacts of climate change already felt in the country, such as the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai. She stated that climate change is a global problem that requires joint efforts to solve.

The goal of these discussions is to gather different viewpoints from all parts of society. This inclusive approach aims to collect valuable insights and suggestions that will help shape effective climate policies and strategies.

The Minister pointed out that Zimbabwe’s National Development Strategy recognizes climate change as crucial to achieving Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. She announced that President Dr. E. D. Mnangagwa has directed the Ministry and Parliament to complete the Climate Change Bill by the end of 2024.

Dr. Nyoni also discussed the potential benefits of carbon trading for Zimbabwe. By gathering expertise through these consultations, the country aims to create effective carbon trading systems that support sustainable practices and reduce emissions.

These discussions will continue beyond Harare, involving stakeholders from across the nation. The feedback collected will be vital in finalizing the Climate Change Management Bill.

In her closing remarks, Dr. Nyoni thanked all participants for their commitment. She officially launched the nationwide consultation process, urging everyone to continue working together to build a climate-resilient and sustainable Zimbabwe

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