The Green Party has petitioned Parliament to present a Bill on implementation of Zambia’s commitments on Climate Change. The Party has since submitted the draft Bill to the Clerk of the National Assembly for consideration at the next sitting of Parliament.
If passed by Parliament, the Bill will serve as a law seeking to implement domestic legislation giving effect to Zambia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). The NDCs by themselves are policy documents without the force of law. The NDCs will hold greater promise of being achieved if they are integrated into each nation’s domestic laws.
The Paris Agreement, which Zambia signed on 20th September, 2016, requires Parties to regularly provide a variety of reports: national inventories of anthropogenic Green House Gas (GHG) emissions and sinks; progress reports on implementing and achieving the NDCs; and, although not mandatory for developing countries, plans for climate change adaptation. The Agreement also encourages developing country Parties to submit information on the type of external support they need to achieve their goals, and the support they have received.
To help satisfy these obligations, the Green Party has drafted the law, which also includes provisions for reporting and information collection.
Because of fewer or limited administrative and financial resources that Zambia is at the moment confronted with, and to ensure the country’s timely compliance with international obligations on Climate Change, the Green Party found it prudent to compliment Government efforts though drafting of the law.
Article 88(1) of the Constitution of Zambia provides that a citizen may petition the National Assembly to initiate the enactment, amendment or repeal of legislation. Article 89(1) obliges the National Assembly to facilitate public involvement in the legislative process.
Below is the letter to the Clerk of the National Assembly
Good one. Show people that green party is not only to grow marijuana, but anything green.
LUSAKA TIMES WHY HAVE YOU FAILED TO ANNOUNCE THE BEST BLOGGER. WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF. WE DEMAND YOU RELEASE THE RESULTS. WHY DID YOU WASTE PEOPLE TIME VOTING IF YOU WANTED A PARTICULAR PERSON TO WIN. LET ME WARN YOU THAT THE LONGER YOU TAKE TO ANNOUNCE THE MORE CURSES YOU ARE BRINGING ON YOUR FAMILIES AND SHORTENING THEIR LIVES. DON’T SAY I DIDN’T WARN YOU. Yes we will also petition the Lusaka times polls to be announced. When hh was leading as best politician Lusaka timed tampered with votes because Lungu had about only 3 percent. How can a guy who fails to.win a simple Lusaka times poll end up president kikik theft bane
YOU ARE ONE OF THE RESIDENT TONGA TRIBALISTS AND HATERS ON LT TOGETHER WITH THE LIKES OF JAY JAY AND BUCK TEETH ….
YOU HAVE NO SENSE OF SHAME BUT HAVE SHAMELESS HUBRIS
So, Mr Sinkamba does NOT find it necessary, and hence has NO PLAN whatsoever on how to PROTECT OUR VULNERABLE Zambian population from the long-term harmful effects of Marijuana.. But somehow, he finds it absolutely necessary to have a plan on climate change, which is not mandatory for less-polluting developing Countries like Zambia??
Mr Sinkamba is clearly hallucinating, and trying to confuse the uninformed masses between his idea of ‘green’ and the World’s idea of a green earth.
I don’t think this is a priority. He should have petitioned them to present the Freedom of Information Bill. That has more impact on the Zambian people’s lives and forces ECL to actually walk his talk.
CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES ARE THE LEAST IMPORTANT FOR A POOR COUNTRY LIKE ZAMBIA WHERE MATTERS LIKE UNEMPLOYMENT AND LOW WAGES SHOULD BE PREOCCUPYING OUR POLITICIANS. THAT IS WHY THE STUPID CARBON TAX WAS INTRODUCED IN ZAMBIA JUST BECAUSE IT IS IN THE POLLUTING DEVELOPED COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD BUT COPY CATS LIKE SINKAMBA WILL SUPPORT IT IN ZAMBIA TO IMPRESS THEIR OVERSEAS SPONSORS.
AND WHAT MANDATE DID SINKAMBA GET AMONG VOTERS AT THE LAST ELECTION TO BE SUCH A BUSY-BODY OVER NON-ISSUES?!!
LET’S START BY SCRAPPING THE CARBON TAX!!
If climate change issues are less important,the why did ECL sign the Paris Agreement?What was he thinking when entered into that pact?
I guess he just did it in order to gain international recognition for his illegitimate election victory.
No my brother,as a signatory ,you have to show your plans to mitigate the effects of climate change.I hope we don’t end up being a Laughing stock in the world..
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