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‘MW needs predictable climate change funding’

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Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Bintony Kutsaira, has told world leaders that Malawi requires predictable funding in order to fight climate change.

He said this when he delivered a national statement at Conference of Parties of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate COP25 in Madrid, Spain.

“We call upon developed countries to raise their ambition in the mobilisation and provision of these resources. We call for the extension of the discussion on long-term finance to go beyond the year 2020,”Kutsaira said

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He said the effects of climate change affected 975,000 in Malawi with 87,000 being displaced and 60 people losing their lives following the floods and heavy rains that hit the country in April this year.

“The country is losing her long and hard-earned infrastructure, development and economic gains. This is not justified considering that Malawi’s greenhouse gas emissions stands only at about 0.07 metric tonnes per person; a very low figure on the international scale,” said Kutsaira

He also urges developed nations to accelerate their carbon-reduction efforts and strengthen national pledges, including achieving carbon neutrality by 2050

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