Denmark, Finland pledge support to Zambia’s efforts to address Climate Change
Lusaka, October 11, 2012, ZANIS --- Charge d'Affairs at the Danish Embassy in Lusaka, Peter Larsen says Denmark and Finland are committed to working with the Zambian Government in addressing issues relating to Climate Change.
Mr. Larsen says the issue of Climate Change is one of the priorities of the two nations not only in Zambia but most of the African countries where the vice is rampant.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Larsen was speaking in Lusaka today during the handover ceremony of books on climate change donated by Danish and Finish Embassies to the Energy Environment Research Group (EERG) under the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Zambia.
Mr. Larsen said the issue of environment in Zambia is critical hence the reason the two embassies decided to partner with the Zambian Government in mitigating the challenge.
And speaking during the same ocassion, University of Zambia Vice Chancellor Professor Stephen Simukanga said climate change is now recognised to be a major challenge to sustainable development.
Prof. Simukanga, stated that issues of Climate change have the potential to reverse many of the gains the country has recorded so far.
In a speech ready on his behalf by University Librarian Dr. Vitalicy Chifwepa, Prof. Simukanga said climate change is also capable of preventing nation from attaining the Millennium Development Goals and the vision 2030.
He thanked the Danish and Finish Embassies in Zambia for their contribution of various books on climate change to the Energy and Environment Research Group under the school of Natural Sciences.
Prof. Simukanga noted that the donation of 200 books on Climate Change worth 10 000 dollars would assist greatly in mitigating climate change effects in Zambia.