During the Virtual Climate Ambition Summit this week, President Mnangagwa told heads of states and other stakeholders attending the summit that Zimbabwe has a plan and a strategy to have a green economy by the year 2030, The Sunday Mail reports.
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During his pre-recorded address at the virtual summit, President Mnangagwa said:
With climate change clearly emerging as the greatest developmental challenge of our time, the best available climate science points to a need for long-term strategies that guide the transition towards green and climate-resilient economies.
In this regard, Zimbabwe has given itself an ambitious target of greening its economy by 2030. Our National Development Strategy, which will run from 2021 to 2025, has mainstreamed climate change adaptation in all sectors.
Zimbabwe has also crafted its Long-term Low Emission Development Strategy which provides a range of costed climate change mitigation options that Zimbabwe can undertake to contribute to the global goal of limiting the temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
These initiatives include the US$2.6 billion Batoka Hydro-power project, a joint venture with Zambia, the US$13.2 million City of Harare Biogas Plant, and the US$250.8 million Off-grid Solar Electrification programme. When fully financed and implemented, our Long-term Low Emission Development Strategy will, by 2050, result in a 40 percent reduction in Zimbabwe’s current greenhouse gas emissions…..
The government has introduced an initiative called Pfumvudza, which aims to promote climate resilience in agriculture and it will soon start the Batoka Hydropower Project meant the provide safe and clean energy.
This comes as the world battles with the issue of Climate change which is affecting some sectors of the economy worldwide.