DILI, 10 january 2022 (TATOLI) – The National Parliament ratified, on momday (09/01) the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, specifically the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
The Amendment was ratified with 36 votes in favor, zero against, and no abstentions.
The Secretary of State for Environment, Demétrio do Amaral said that 148 countries have already ratified the amendment: “With this ratification, our State will join other countries to insist developed countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.”
MP António Verdial de Sousa agrees with the ratification of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.
“I think there are several advantages of the ratification of the amendment. It would help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, slow and reverse global warming, begin greater investment in renewable energies, initiate reform in the energy sector and transport, and also protect the forests for ‘carbon sink’ he said.
A carbon sink is a natural deposit, such as an ocean, forest, or soil, that absorbs and captures carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
It is recalled that the UNFCCC was approved by the Council of Ministers on june 1, 2022, submitted to the National Parliament on july 26, 2022, and then sent by the President of the Republic on september 20, 2022 to Commission B to be considered by Parliament for its ratification.
Journalist: Filomeno Martins
Editor: Nelia Borges