Mutharika to address global climate change summit

President Peter Mutharika is scheduled to  join dozens of heads of states and government, environmental organizations, entrepreneurs, scientists and over 25,000 representatives from 200 countries in the world who are in Madrid-Spain for the UN Climate Change Conference which  opens Monday.

President Mutharika in Madrid, Spain for CoP25 summit and is  accompnaied by Minister if Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Bintony Kutsaira , among other officials.-Photo by McCarthy Mwalwimba, Mana

A statement issued by State House Press Office signed by presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani states that Mutharika is expected to address the summit at 11:30am Central African Time.

“Mutharika is among five African leaders who have been invited to attend the meeting based on their splendid performance towards climate change in their countries.The meeting has been organized for nations to join forces and commit themselves in the fight against the effects of climate change,” reads the statement.

Mutharika, who arrived in Madrid in Spain on Friday told Malawi media, that there are several challenges that have resulted from climate change such as dwindling water levels in the Shire River and Lake Malawi , floods and global warming among others which have negatively affected some of the least developed countries in the world including Malawi.

In the recent years, Malawi has also experienced changing rainfall patterns and dry spells which specialists have attributed to climate change.

This year’s talks will focus on putting the 2015 Paris agreement into practice with the aim of cutting on greenhouse gas emissions which are a major culprit of climate change.

“The conference will also be a preparatory meeting for the National Plans for 2020 climate conference which will take place in the UK where it is expected that long term responses to climate change emergency will be decided,” the statement reads further.

According to the statement,  the conference is designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process.

Following agreement on the implementation guidelines of the Paris Agreement at COP 24 in Poland last year, a key objective is to complete several matters with respect to the full operationalization of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The COP25 summit will wind up on December 13,

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2 years ago

Before standing on the podium to spew about climate change, what has this idiot done when Viphya was plundered by Indians?? APM is an idiot for real. Dokotala wa law – pokhalila pake.

2 years ago

Malawi has undoubtedly suffered and is suffering from the effects of climate change. However, it has done little, if anything, to slow down the process of climate change; De-forestation has had a very negative effect on the lives of Malawians and successive governments in Malawi since independence have done nothing at all to slow down or terminate this process. While Mutharika will have much to say to the meeting in Spain about the effects of climate change in Malawi, he cannot claim that he or any other President has done anything about it. No doubt he is hoping for offers… Read more »

2 years ago

Misguided old man living in denial now spends our taxes whilst his fraudulent presidency is laughable at the conference. Please humbly resign every day you’re tarnishing our image and integrity of hard working patriots. Your legacy is marred irregularities with nothing to show for only bribery and deception.

2 years ago

Ulemu wanu munthu wamkulu

katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
2 years ago

akukataniko poti apa chikangawa angoyionera ikupysa,shire highlands ikupysa…….DPP THIEVES

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