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Climate Action Intelligence (CAI) Database
The National Climate Change Programme proudly launches the Climate Action Intelligence Database (CAI), allowing individuals to analyse who is doing what, where on climate change in Malawi. Click the image above to download the CAI database.
National Climate Change Investment Plan
The National Climate Change Investment Plan (NCCIP) will guide the Government of Malawi to allocate budgetary resources to develop the capacity and increase the protection, conservation, and productivity of the environment and natural resources. Click the image above to download the NCCIP document.
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.SP_READ_MORE
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.
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.SP_READ_MORE
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)SP_READ_MORE
26 June 2013 marked another milestone in the environmental history of Malawi when the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development launched the Decentralized Environmental Management Guidelines (DEMG), which is a tool for spearheading bottom-up planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of environment and natural resources management in the Country. Speaking during the launching ceremony of the Guidelines at a function that was held at Capital Hotel in Lilongwe, the Secretary for the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Mr. Kester Kaphaizi said the “Decentralised Environmental Management Guidelines will be a catalyst in addressing the gaps and inconsistencies from the previous Decentralised Environmental Management Manuals (DEMM) and in the process, facilitate the integration of environmental issues in District Development Plans across the country”.SP_READ_MORE
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.Read more>>BAN ON PRODUCTION AND...