WWF lobbies for the preservation of resilient natural spaces in Madagascar at COP23 | WWF

WWF lobbies for the preservation of resilient natural spaces in Madagascar at COP23

Posted on
09 November 2017
What can be done today to keep global warming below 2°C compared to pre-industrial period? This is the question that 195 countries, including Madagascar, were asking themselves at the 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to fight against climate change.
 
Organized by the Fiji Islands and being held in Bonn (Germany) from November 6 to 17 2017, the objective of COP23 was to discuss the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Remember that the Paris Agreement is an engagement to fight against climate change, established in 2015 at COP21 in France.

Madagascar ratified the Paris Agreement on September 21, 2016 with the ambition to reduce our emissions by 14%, and to increase our CO2 absorption capacity by 32% by 2030. Promotion of clean energies, preservation of forests, mangroves and other natural ecosystems, and waste management are Madagascar's commitments to achieve this.
 
WWF Madagascar participated in COP23 as a member of the Climate Change Thematic Group, led by our Ministry of the Environment, Ecology and Forests. We promoted resilience building of the country to combat climate change, through the preservation of its green infrastructure.
 
Indeed, Madagascar's green infrastructure provides goods and services required for the well-being of its population. Moreover, it is a climate refuge for biodiversity. So their preservation is and must remain a priority. This is the message we brought to COP23!

 
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