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COP28: Environment Minister warns that temperatures could increase by another six degrees Celsius in the south of the country

Temperatures in the south of the country could increase by another six degrees Celsius, “accentuating the severe drought” that is already occurring in three provinces, warned the Environment Minister, Ana Paula Carvalho, in Luanda.

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The minister spoke at the first meeting of the National Commission for Climate Change and Biodiversity, which took place in Luanda,
in which were presented the proposals that the country intends to take to the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP28), which starts on Thursday in Dubai.

In the information sent to the Lusa agency, Ana Paula Carvalho is quoted as considering the situation "a worrying scenario", which will accentuate the severe drought that is already registered in the provinces of Cunene, Huíla and Namibe.

The Minister of Energy and Water, João Baptista Borges, who also participated in the meeting, announced that water security works are already "in the construction phase with the support of the World Bank, which aim to guarantee an increase in the supply of water to the population and also partnerships with countries bordering Angola, as the country has five water basins".

In the southern region of Angola "small sand dams and dams are being built in the province of Cunene and boreholes, 'chipacas', are being built with a view to storing drinking water", he said.

These works are part of the Climate Resilience plan, a project that involves investments of around 410 million euros and which plans to "strengthen the management of water resources for climate protection in selected areas in the country", added the official.

To combat deforestation, due to periods of war and fires, the President of the Republic, João Lourenço, decreed the temporary suspension of wood exports, recalled the Minister of the Environment.

COP28 runs until December 12th.


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