President Cyril Ramaphosa’s latest weekly newsletter affirms that the country is still focused on climate change, in addition to the plans to recover from the pandemic.
The presidency to Twitter on Monday, 26 April 2021, to circulate the latest edition of the president’s weekly newsletter. The newsletter affirmed that the country still has a heavy focus on tackling climate change locally. The newsletter was inspired by the summit on climate change, which was held last week with the United States President, Joe Biden in attendance.
To highlight the country’s continued prioritisation of climate change locally, the statement referenced the lasting impact of the droughts in the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape provinces. The statement read, “An important part of our response is our Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), which outlines our targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Each country submits these targets to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change every five years.” Adding, “Last month, we published our updated NDC for public comment ahead of submission to the Glasgow Summit in November (2021).”
The rest of the statement encouraged solidarity in order to fully address the matter. Moreover, it affirmed the need for the business sector to participate as well.
See the post below.
From The Desk of The President – Monday, 26 April 2021 – https://t.co/642QFwf2rp Even as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling climate change is a national priority for South Africa. pic.twitter.com/7BHpymJxTm
— Presidency | South Africa 🇿🇦 (@PresidencyZA) April 26, 2021