Climate change effects biting – Luo

GOVERNMENT says effects of climate change have continued to impact negatively on the country’s most sensitive sectors and livelihoods of the poor and vulnerable communities.
Minister of Gender and Child Development Nkandu Luo said drought and floods have increased in frequency and intensity over the last two decades and have adversely impacted on food and livelihoods of communities.
“Furthermore, such impacts have compounded the daunting economic and social challenges the country already faces. Urgent action is needed by all to prevent dangerous interference with the climate system, in particular, to prevent global warming and climate change,” Prof Luosaid.
The minister was speaking when she officially opened the first preparatory workshop for the Climate Change Gender Action Plan (CCGAP) in Lusaka on Monday.
She also said it is important to provide farm inputs that will save the planet and help average communities adapt to the adverse effects of climate change.
She said Government recognises gender, environment and climate change strategies as essential ingredients in fiscal policies and plans.

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