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‘Spread data on climate change’

GOVERNMENT has urged young people to disseminate information on climate change and help create awareness among community members.
Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection chief environment management officer Richard Lungu made the call in Lusaka recently during a presentation on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change during the civil society organisation meeting.
Mr Lungu said creating awareness among communities will enhance the understanding of climate change among people as many still doubt its existence.
Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time.
He said young people, especially those that belong to civil society organisations, are better placed to supplement Government’s effort by creating awareness among communities.
He said the ministry’s communication department has embarked on a sensitisation campaign countrywide to keep people abreast of latest information on climate change.
Mr Lungu, who is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change focal point person, pointed out that Zambia has been making strides in addressing climate change over the years.
In December, 2015, Zambia actively participated in the UN climate conference which adopted the Paris Agreement on climate change.

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