SADC to adopt integrated approach in climate change and wildlife

By ZBC Reporter

SADC Ministers responsible for Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism have agreed to adopt an integrated approach in tackling climate change and wildlife protection.

This was revealed in a joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment, Natural resources and tourism which was held virtually .

The meeting resolved to work on adopting an integrated approach in dealing with protection of natural resources.

The Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Honourable Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu briefed journalists after the meeting on the key issues that need attention.

We emerged out of this meeting with one common voice. We agreed on a coordinated effort to lobby for a SADC position within CITES. We agreed to develop and adopt measures that are beyond CITES especially on how w benefit from wildlife resources,”he said.

The meeting also saw SADC ministers agreeing on the need to speed up the conclusion of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA).

We also have a sticky issue of RETOSA; it has been a thorny issue. It was formed by SADC ministers of tourism to support tourism in the region. However, we hope to see its conclusion very soon because it has been a very thorny issue,he added.

The SADC region seeks to speak with a common voice in tackling environmental and tourism issues beyond the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Flora and Fauna (CITES)

SADC to adopt integrated approach in climate change and wildlife

By ZBC Reporter

SADC Ministers responsible for Environment, Natural Resources and Tourism have agreed to adopt an integrated approach in tackling climate change and wildlife protection.

This was revealed in a joint meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment, Natural resources and tourism which was held virtually .

The meeting resolved to work on adopting an integrated approach in dealing with protection of natural resources.

The Minister of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality industry, Honourable Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu briefed journalists after the meeting on the key issues that need attention.

We emerged out of this meeting with one common voice. We agreed on a coordinated effort to lobby for a SADC position within CITES. We agreed to develop and adopt measures that are beyond CITES especially on how w benefit from wildlife resources,”he said.

The meeting also saw SADC ministers agreeing on the need to speed up the conclusion of the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa (RETOSA).

We also have a sticky issue of RETOSA; it has been a thorny issue. It was formed by SADC ministers of tourism to support tourism in the region. However, we hope to see its conclusion very soon because it has been a very thorny issue,he added.

The SADC region seeks to speak with a common voice in tackling environmental and tourism issues beyond the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and Flora and Fauna (CITES)

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