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PoWPA Coordinator on Climate Change

Jun 22, 2009, 9:44 AM | Article By: Abdourahman Sallah

Kawsu Jammeh, PoWPA project co-ordinator under the Department of Parks and Wildlife Management has also added his voice to Government commitment to fight climate change.

Mr. Jammeh was speaking in an exclusive interview with the point at his office recently.

According to him, climate change is due to high concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Adding that carbon in the soil is increasingly exposed to the emissions due to continues land degradation.

"Climate change is causing sea level rise which affects low lying countries and increasing flooding is an evident that ice water at the south pole may be melting", he added.

Mr. Jammeh lamented that extreme temperature is another impact that kills a lot of water birds in Sahelian African countries.

According to him, recently a workshop on the adoption of ecosystem approach for an integrated implementation of Multilateral Environment Agreement was held at Paradise Suites Hotel all gear towards fighting climate change.

He revealed that the country has also pledge to protect and improve the health and quality of life for all Gambians through sound environmental management, and to preserve and restore the equilibrum of ecological processes in accordance with Banjul Declaration of 18th February 1977.

He affirmed the resolve to increase public awareness and promote effective public participation and community involvement in environment management processes in the Gambia.

"The capacity needs assessment highlighted in the National Bio-diversity strategy and action plan included capacity for biodiversity, institutional and legislative areas for biodiversity management and in the monitoring and evaluation of biodiversity resources and to address the challenges currently being faced by the convention focal point of the three Rio convention in the Gambia" Mr. Jammeh noted.