Brazzaville, October 28 (Prensa Latina) Angola’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tite Antonio, today presented his country’s work in the field of environmental protection and supported coordination for work in this field.
Addressing the high-level segment of the Three Basins Summit on Biodiversity and Tropical Forest Ecosystems, in Congo, the Foreign Minister highlighted Angola’s responsibility in reconciling the urgent need to conserve these natural reservoirs, of great value to humanity.
Antonio pointed out that Angola, as a member of the Climate Commission Basin (CCB), has actively participated in contributing to the development of various activities in that mechanism, as it adopts common positions within the framework of the implementation of the Climate Commission Basin (CCB) and international agreements. .
The Head of Angolan Diplomacy also noted that in response to the commitments made, the Executive developed and adopted the National Climate Change Strategy, setting the goal of moving the country towards carbon neutrality in 2050.
He commented that the ongoing energy transition program contributes to this, and noted that there is a commitment to increase the participation of renewable energy sources in Angolan electricity generation to 77 percent in 2025.
Other programs being promoted aim to combat the effects of drought in the south of the country, making it possible to create infrastructure for water storage and supply to the population, including the relocation of the Kunene River.
In addition, the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan is currently being developed, the main objective of which is to reduce the rate of biodiversity loss and deforestation, and to strengthen the fight against poaching and habitat degradation.
The Minister stressed that Angola hopes that this summit will contribute to building a framework of cooperation and synergy that can serve as a means of implementing forest priorities in a multilateral dialogue that is beneficial to all.
He added that this alliance will be a continuation of the efforts made in 2011 and must take into account the priorities of the three basins as a “community of shared future.”
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