National Climate Change Management Policy

This Policy aims at setting the country’s mitigation and adaptation strategy. Its long-term goal is to reduce the socio-economic impacts of adverse affects of climate change; its medium-term goal is to improve community resilience through the development of sustainable livelihoods and reduced emissions of GHGs. The document focuses on 1) capacity building (education, training and public awareness), 2) the Clean Development Mechanism, 3) Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation and fostering carbon sinks, and 3) adaptation and mitigation in agriculture, energy, industrial processes, waste management, forestry, water resources, and wildlife sectors. The Policy is designed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy.

The Policy aims in particular to 1) reduce vulnerabilities and promote community and ecosystem resilience, 2) ensure that women, girls and other vulnerable groups are engaged and involved in planning and implementation efforts, and 3) ensure that communities are able to adapt to climate change by promoting long term action.

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