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Climate change a threat – Lungu

FROM LEFT: Minister of Foreign Affairs Harry Kalaba, President Lungu, United States Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Minister of Water and Sanitation Lloyd Kaziya after a bilateral meeting at Amajena in Marrakech, Morocco yesterday. PICTURE: SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE

VIOLET MENGO, Marrakech
PRESIDENT Lungu says climate change poses a threat to people’s survival and its unpredictable nature undermines critical economic sec tors which can potentially reverse the development gains the country has achieved so far.
Speaking when he gave a national statement to the high-level segment of the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change here on Tuesday, President Lungu said the adverse impact of climate change has affected sectors such as agriculture, resulting in reduced productivity and perennial food shortages.
The President said decreased rainfall experienced in the recent past has caused reduced water levels for power generation in Zambia’s major water bodies.READ MORE




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