COP28: Mozambique submits to evaluation of disaster risk reduction strategy

COP28: Moçambique submete-se à avaliação da estratégia de redução de riscos de desastres

A total of 23 countries, including Mozambique, want to participate, on a voluntary basis, in the process of mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the Sendai Framework on natural disaster risk reduction.

On the Mozambican side, the initiative, which has the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), was presented this Saturday, on the second day of COP28, by the President of the Republic, Filipe Nyusi, during a speech at the Mozambique Pavilion.

"We hope that the recommendations to be suggested in Mozambique's report, as well as in the global report on the mid-term review of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction 2015 to 2030, will be taken into account during the different analyses and negotiations at COP28," explained Nyusi, quoted by Terra magazine.

On the same occasion, the Mozambican head of state, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, referred to the challenge posed by the World Climate Summit with regard to the countries' energy transition and showed that, despite suffering the consequences of climate change, the country is focusing on renewable energies.

He reminded those present that more than 75% of the energy consumed in the country is hydroelectric, which means it is clean and renewable, with almost a third coming from thermal power stations. In his view, this proves that carbon emissions from fossil fuels are insignificant and have no impact on climate change patterns.

Given its geostrategic position, which makes it of capital importance at regional level, he pointed out that Mozambique is a major exporter of clean energy in southern Africa, which will contribute to regional decarbonization. "With regard to hydroelectric power, the Zambezi River stands out with a potential of 18 gigawatts, constituting an immeasurable economic resource for low-carbon development at national and regional level," he said.

He went on to mention the Panda Nkuwa project with 1,500 megawatts, Panda Nkuwa North with 900, Cahora-Bassa North with 1,245, Lupatha with 600, Boroma with 200 and Chemba with 600 megawatts, which also play an important role in supplying clean energy.

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