Government, through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change, is slated to participate in the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) from November 30 to December 12, taking place in the United Arab Emirates. The trip will be fully funded by donors.
This conference serves as a forum for nations to collaborate in addressing the urgent challenges posed by climate change and collectively devising a path towards a sustainable and resilient future. During a press briefing in Lilongwe, Minister Michael Usi highlighted that Malawi aims to advocate for climate financing and the implementation of the Paris Agreement, to which the country is a party.
Minister Usi also emphasized the government’s intention to lobby for funds designated for loss and damage, specifically allocated to address losses incurred due to adverse climatic conditions. A total of 153 delegates from both government and non-governmental institutions are anticipated to participate in the event, with the entire sponsorship provided by a consortium of partners, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).