Thursday, February 29, 2024

President Hakainde Hichilema Addresses “Leaders’ Event On Carbon Markets” Alongside Global Dignitaries

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President Hakainde Hichilema took center stage at the prestigious “Leaders’ Event On Carbon Markets” hosted by the European Union, an event that featured influential leaders such as Her Excellency Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Union, His Excellency Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain, and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva.

The distinguished gathering also included Her Excellency Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and His Excellency Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank.

Expressing gratitude to the European Union for organizing the event, President Hichilema underscored the vital role of the EU’s support to Zambia, particularly in terms of institutional and technical capacity aligning with the Paris initiative on carbon markets. The President emphasized the importance of collaborative efforts in addressing global climate challenges.

During his keynote intervention, President Hichilema shared Zambia’s commitment to environmental sustainability. He revealed that Zambia has implemented a national climate adaptation policy, actively promoting the development of carbon markets. Furthermore, he highlighted ongoing legislative efforts to address climate change, with specific provisions aimed at advancing the country’s engagement in carbon markets.

President Hichilema stressed the significance of ensuring that rural communities, heavily reliant on natural resources, are actively involved in carbon projects. He asserted that for meaningful participation, it is crucial to clearly define and demonstrate the benefits of carbon markets to these communities.

“We believe that for carbon markets to truly contribute to sustainable development, it is imperative that the benefits are accessible and well-defined, particularly for our rural communities whose livelihoods depend on natural resources,” President Hichilema stated.

President Hichilema concluded by affirming his commitment to further engagements at the event, expressing optimism that these discussions will lead to positive outcomes that benefit not only Zambia but also its citizens, particularly those in rural areas.

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    • What a clever President! So smart as to go address a “Leaders’ Event On Carbon Markets” . Markets that Zambia doesnt in anyway specialise in! Here’s a tip for more events you can attend:
      There’s also the International Conference on Big Data, IoT, Cyber Security and Information Technology in nearby India.
      After that you can hop over to the International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
      Then you can go and impress participants at the International Conference On Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ICEEE) in Houston United States. Then you can come back to New Kasama, by which time the Kwacha will be K40 to the Dollar

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    • How do you become an expert in carbon marketing because you are in Paris? How do you pretend you’re the expert in things you don’t know? To justify an overseas trip? So much quackery in Zambia.

  1. It’s not known how many people have been buried alive at Chiwempala. Those on site have mentioned a larger number than has been reported. It calls for the presence of leaders. People feel neglected. It’s like they don’t matter in the lives of their leaders. It’d be better for the VP to get to Chingola immediately and console the people.

  2. The rogue is still breathing, refreshing to hear ZICTA in corroboration with Interpol have zeroed in where the fugitive is hiding. Will soon take bread to Kambwili in there.

  3. Please send reporters to these conferences. Not propagandists. Was this report from Hamasaka?
    Ati “keynote intervention”. Where is this keynote intervention? Whats the meaning of “We believe that for carbon markets to truly contribute to sustainable development, it is imperative that the benefits are accessible and well-defined, particularly for our rural communities whose livelihoods depend on natural resources,”???
    How come we have never heard of this fantastic “national climate adaptation policy, actively promoting the development of carbon markets” Why keep it under wraps and only go and reveal it in Europe and not in his own country?

    • This guy is a serious fraud @ Muswaka.

      Can we get an explanation as to why a country whose economy is grovelling on it’s knees has sent a delegation of 445 people to this conference when stronger economies have sent much much fewer delegates? Botswana for instance has sent less than half compared to Zambia (186)… Is it HH’s governments intention to deliberately bankrupt the nation?

  4. Cry the beloved continent. It shall forever be fled by progressive leadership seeking to be recognized in Europe.

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