President Geingob to present Namibia’s case at Climate Change Action Summit

President Geingob to present Namibia’s case at Climate Change Action Summit
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President Hage Geingob is expected to present Namibia’s case during the Climate Change Action Summit at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, USA.
Geingob, accompanied by First Lady, Monica Geingos arrived in New York on Friday.
The Climate Change Action Summit will start on Monday, ahead of the UN General Assembly debates.
President Geingob is expected to outline Namibia’s five-year plan to reduce gas emissions by 2030.
According to the UN, global emissions are reaching record levels, yet showing no sign of peaking.
State House press secretary, Dr Alfredo Hengari told NBC News that developing countries, including Namibia, are at the receiving end but all are required to have policies in place.
Hengari said that President Geingob’s statement is likely to include Namibia’s poverty eradication measures, in line with this year's theme, ‘Galvanizing Multilateral Efforts for Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action and Inclusion'.
Namibia is further expected to make a contribution to the discussion on the blue economy.
Hengari revealed that President Geingob is a member of the High-level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. The panel consists of serving heads of state and government who are joining forces to work towards sustainable use of the oceans.
The meeting is likely to adopt a climate package that will set out the essential procedures to operationalise the 2015 Paris Agreement.