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National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Process

The Government of Malawi developed the National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) that was officially launched in February 2008, with the aim of addressing immediate and urgent adaptation needs that were aimed at assisting vulnerable communities and ecosystems to have enhanced resilience to the adverse effects of climate change. At the Sixteenth Session of the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that was in Cancun, Mexico in 2010, the COP decided to establish a process to enable least developed countries like Malawi to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs), building upon their experience in preparing and implementing NAPAs, as a means of identifying medium and long-term adaptation needs and developing and implementing strategies and programs to address those needs.

In its bid to translate these Cancun decisions, and other relevant COP decisions, and also to address provisions in the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy, Government through the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining conducted a training workshop on NAPs with the view of raising awareness of the NAP process as well as and drafting of the road map for the development of the NAPs.


Documentation

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PHASE OUT THE USE OF MERCURY

The Minamata Convention on Mercury is an international treaty that was designed to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. Mercury is a heavy metal that is toxic to human health and the environment. The Convection was opened for signing in October 2013 and Malawi signed on 10th October, 2013.

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MALAWI IMPLEMENTS HYDROCHLOROFLOCARBON

Malawi is a party to the Montreal Protocol on protection of the Ozone layer. Malawi ratified the protocol in 1992 and acceded to all its amendments. Recently parties to the protocol agreed to phase out the use of Hydrochloroflourocarbons (HCFCs) which are used as refrigerants in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector by 2030. The HCFCs have the potential to deplete the Ozone layer and have higher global warming potential. The protocol encourages parties to promote the adoption of new technologies that have climate benefits.

 

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BAN ON PRODUCTION AND USE OF THIN PLASTICS IN MALAWI

The general public is hereby informed that as of 30th June 2014 it is illegal to produce, import, distribute and use thin plastics (less than 60 microns) in Malawi unless exempted. The public is therefore advised that with effect from 18th August, 2014 enforcement actions will be carried out in all concerned areas. This ban follows the announcement made in 2013 by the Government of its intention to ban the production, importation, distribution, selling and use of thin plastics.

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LAUNCH OF NATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE INVESTMENT PLAN

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The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management wishes to inform the general public about the launch of the National Climate Change Investment Plan. The launch will be conducted by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Management, Hon. Halima Daud at Sunbird Capital Hotel Marquee in Lilongwe on Friday, 25th April 2014 starting from 9:30 am.

The primary objective of the National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) is to increase climate change investments in Malawi. The NCCIP will serve as a resource mobilization tool, and it is hoped to increase sector funding. Specifically, the NCCIP aims at developing capacity of the environment and climate change management sector; increasing the protection and conservation of the environment and natural resources and increasing the productivity of the environment and natural resources. The NCCIP will achieve these aspirations through the vision and framework of action put in place by all key stakeholders. Furthermore, Climate change mitigation and adaptation potentially demand increased scientific prowess to deal with constraints such as decreased agricultural production, food insecurity, energy provision, loss of biodiversity, forests and natural habitats in Malawi. The NCCIP will therefore act as a platform for building human capacity to address these constraints.

The NCCIP will guide the Government of Malawi to allocate budgetary resources based on corresponding requirements and the optimal contribution of the environment and climate change management sector to the key priorities of the MGDS II. It will provide a framework for monitoring, reporting and accounting for the resources allocated to the sector by clearly providing strategic priorities and targets. The National Climate Change Investment  Plan can be downloaded at the following links, or is also available at Environmental Affairs Department, Lingadzi House, City Centre, Lilongwe,Malawi. 

 

NCCIP short version (3.01mb)

NCCIP full version (6.87mb)

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Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining

BAN ON PRODUCTION AND USE OF THIN PLASTICS IN MALAWI

The general public is hereby informed that as of 30th June 2014 it is illegal to produce, import, distribute and use thin plastics (less than 60 microns) in Malawi unless exempted. The public is therefore advised that with effect from 18th August, 2014 enforcement actions will be carried out in all concerned areas. This ban follows the announcement made in 2013 by the Government of its intention to ban the production, importation, distribution, selling and use of thin plastics.

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GEP youtube videos United Nations Cure cepa environment IAEA LEAD UNEP United nations Malawi


 

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