CMoEA-SoSE presents National Climate Change Policy to Council of Ministers

CMoEA-SoSE presents National Climate Change Policy to Council of Ministers

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DILI, 22 december 2021 (TATOLI) – The Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs  (CMoEA) and Secretary of State for the Environment  (SoSE) presented Timor-Leste’s National Climate Change Policy to the Council of Ministers.

The policy was presented by the Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, Joaquim Amaral, and Secretary of State for the Environment, Demétrio do Amaral de Carvalho.

The National Climate Change Policy defined Timor-Leste’s strategies to contribute to global efforts in combating Climate Change.

“These phenomena include the increased temperature trends described by global warming, but also encompass changes such as sea-level rise, ocean salinity, storm, and heavy rain, drought, and so on. You know these phenomena would bring negative impacts to many places across the globe, including Timor-Leste,” Magalhães said in a press conference at the Palace of Government, on wednesday.

He said that the Council of Ministers approved the National Climate Change Policy and made a slight alteration.

Timor-Leste submitted its National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to the Secretariat of United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as part of the nation’s robust response to climate change in the medium to long-term in March 2021.

Timor-Leste launched its National Adaptation Plan process in 2019, aiming to address climate risks and build climate resilience.

The climate in Timor Leste is predicted to become about 1.5 °C warmer and about 10 % wetter on average by 2050. By the same year, the population is expected to triple from 1 to 2.5–3 million.


Journalist: Filomeno Martins

Editor: Nelia Borges Rosario


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