Press Release

Malawi holds National Green Climate Conference

19 August 2021

The National Green Climate Conference seeks to consolidate and promote climate action for sustainability

The Ministry of Forestry and Natural Resources would like to inform the general public that, with support from the United Nations (UN) and Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), and in collaboration with other key stakeholders, it has organized a National Green Climate Conference to be held from 26 to 27 August 2021.

The Green Conference, organized under the theme: “Collective Responsibility for Enhanced Climate Action in Malawi”, will be conducted in a hybrid format, with some participants attending physically at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) and the rest of the participants joining virtually.

His Excellency, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the President of the Republic of Malawi and Honourable Nancy G. Tembo, MP, Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources will lead the conference.

The National Green Climate Conference seeks to consolidate and promote climate action for sustainability by:

  1. Assessing the status of climate action through the different commitments and activities of individuals, communities, businesses and organisations;
  2. Connecting international commitments and national and sub-national initiatives for ensuring coherence and effectiveness of climate action;
  3. Identifying how to overcome challenges and barriers to ensure that Malawi is able to meet its development objectives in the context of a changing climate;
  4. Informing the SADC Conference on Green Climate Action to be held in September 2021, and presenting Malawi’s status and future climate action in that Conference;
  5. Providing inputs to the preparations for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (CoP 26) that will be held in the UK in November 2021, including the finalization of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plan (NAP), national priorities for the negotiations, and evidence to showcase Malawi’s climate action.

At the conference, proceedings will include official statements, exhibitions, presentations and moderated discussions on the following thematic areas: status of climate action in Malawi; nationally determined contributions (NDCs); climate services; adaptation and resilience; nature-based solutions; climate finance; building back green after COVID-19; catalyzing further climate action; and CoP 26 preparations.

It is expected that the conference will help achieve the following outcomes:

  1. Enable Malawi to define development pathways for the attainment of a low carbon emission and climate resilient nation by 2050;
  2. Publicise the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and;
  3. Build the country’s position paper to the Twenty Sixth Conference of Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The Ministry cordially invites all Malawians to this important occasion. To virtually participate, register with the Conference Secretariat by visiting the following web link:   https://bit.ly/3eyjmcI.

For enquiries, please call us on +265 999 872 282.

Yanira M. Ntupanyama, PhD.

 

SECRETARY FOR FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Malawi holds National Green Climate Conference

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UN entities involved in this initiative

FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IOM
International Organization for Migration
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
UNAIDS
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNHCR
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF
United Nations Children’s Fund
WFP
World Food Programme

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