Two Zambian Parliamentarians attending the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Regional Meeting on Climate Change have called for home-grown solutions to the climate crisis.

Speaking during a SADC Regional Parliamentary meeting on Climate Change in Gaborone, Botswana, organised by the African Group of Negotiators Experts Support (AGNES), in partnership with the Government of Botswana and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mr Kasauta Michelo, MP, Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Lands and Natural Resources and Mr Anthony Kasandwe, MP, Co-Chairperson of the Zambian Parliamentary Caucus on Environment and Climate Change (ZPCECC), noted the need for Africa to develop strategies that would unlock local resources in the fight against climate change.

Officially opening the meeting, Botswana’s Acting Minister of Environment and Tourism, Mabuse Pule said climate change legislation must be part of a larger policy framework that supports equitable, sustainable, and inclusive development, Acting Minister of Environment and Tourism, Botswana, Honourable Mabuse Pule.

The SADC Regional Parliamentary meeting on Climate Change, which opened on Monday, 25th September and has closed today, aimed at raising awareness among parliamentarians, of their critical role in supporting climate action at international, regional, national and local levels.