#National News

Gambia has taken giant steps in addressing climate change’

Nov 17, 2020, 11:36 AM | Article By: Abdoulie Nyockeh

Permanent secretary at the Ministry of Environment has underscored the giant steps the country has taken towards mitigating and addressing the effects of climate change.

Momodou Mbye Jabang was speaking at the start of a day’s validation forum on the theme ‘Creating enabling environment for building climate resilience’ developed under the pilot programme on Climate Resilience.

The validation was held at Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center.

PS Jabang maintained that there have been many strategic documents developed and implemented such as the National Adaptation Program of Action (NAPA), the National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA) as well as the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA).

These major steps, he added, have been consolidated within the National Climate Change Policy, which provides the policy framework to support the mainstreaming and institutionalisation of adaptation and mitigation efforts.

According to him, as part of the drive towards building resilience and adapt to the impacts of climate change, The Gambia has benefited from the World Bank Climate Invest Funds  (CIF) Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) funding.

“This support has enabled the government of The Gambia to prepare its Strategic Program for Climate Resilience (SPCR) which is a 25 year investment plan with fully developed concepts notes to support and improve the National Climate Change Policy.”

PS Jabang noted that The Gambia was praised for having submitted one of the most ambitious NDC from a developing country and was rated 1.5 C Paris Agreement comparable.

He highlighted that currently they are working under the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) to revise the NDC with a costing and implementable action plan.

PS Jabang thanked stakeholder institutions for contributing to the proposal during the stakeholders consultations.

 He equally thanked AFDB and World Bank for their financial and technical support during the preparation of the SPCR, concept notes and proposal.

Read Other Articles In National News
PS Camara
PS Camara calls for attitudinal change towards energy consumption
Jul 22, 2022, 12:16 PM

Lamin Camara, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has called for attitudinal change in manner in which energy is consumed in homes and work places.

Bishop Gabriel Mendy
CHRISTMAS MESSAGE 2020, BY THE PRESIDING BISHOP OF THE GAMBIA, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE GAMBIA BY THE MOST REVEREND DR. GABRIEL MENDY C.S.SP.
Dec 28, 2020, 1:56 PM

THEME: GOD IS WITH US IN THE CHILD JESUS – HE IS OUR EMMANUEL, Mt. 1:23
As believers in Christ and members of his Body, the Church, the feast of Christmas and the Christmas Season should be the best and most reassuring occasion in our lives when we truly and fully believe that God is with us in our various situations in life.

YPWB
YPWB supports displaced families, hosts with rice
May 6, 2022, 12:31 PM

Young People Without Borders (YPWB) with support and sponsorship from American Jewish Wirld Service (AJWS) recently supported 100 displaced families and their hosts in Bullock and Sibanor each with 50kg bags of rice.

darsilame
Brikama Darsilameh gets new borehole project
Nov 2, 2022, 10:25 AM

Muslim Global Relief (MGR), a United Kingdom-based charity in partnership with the Rural Urban Charity Association (RUCA) in The Gambia, recently laid the foundation stone of a borehole project for Brikama Darsilameh community in the West Coast Region.