The government would adopt best practices from other countries which were beneficial as a means of confronting climate change, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources Mr. Ali D. Mohamed has said.
He noted that those practices together with local initiatives being undertaken by different players would be harmonized to ensure that the country conformed to international agreements and protocols.
The PS spoke during a consultative meeting with donor community representatives in his office as an ongoing process of implementing the National Climate Change Response Strategy.
The Ministry with support from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN); and other stakeholders, is in the process of developing a comprehensive Action Plan for the implementation of the National Climate Change Response Strategy (NCCRS).
Mr. Mohamed noted that climate issues needed to be streamlined in all spheres if development.
He observed that since the development of the strategy two years ago significant steps had been taken.
Through the African Adaption Program which is housed in the ministry capacity building, gender mainstreaming as well as natural resource planning model had been undertaken.
Dr. George Wamukoya, the COMESA Climate Change Advisor said that the government, civil society and private sectors were working in harmony to address the climate change challenge.
He cited carbon trading as an initiative where the government had invested heavily among other mitigation and adaptation programmes like good agricultural practices and restoration of degraded habitats.