Geingob to present climate action plan at UNGA74

President Hage Geingob will present Namibia's five-year climate change action plan on Monday at the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, a statement issued by the Presidency revealed.

Geingob is set to announce Namibia's five-year plan to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions by the year 2030 on Monday, 23 September 2019 while participating in the United Nation's 2019 Climate Action Summit under the theme: 'A Race We Can Win, A Race We Must Win'.

President Geingob will present the plan in New York, where he arrived in the afternoon of 29 September for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74). The UNGA 74 High-Level General Debate opens on Tuesday, 24 September 2019, under the theme: Galvanising multilateral efforts for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion, Alfredo Hangera, the presidential spokesperson said in a statement availed to Nampa on Saturday.

On the same day, Geingob will also participate in a high-level meeting that will adopt an ocean-based climate change package at the invitation of the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.

Geingob is a member of the high-level panel on Building A Sustainable Ocean Economy.

As the Southern Region champion for the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, President Geingob will participate in the board meeting of the initial agenda focused on progress made in ensuring Africa's energy transition to renewable energy following the Paris Accord of 2015, Hengari added.

Geingob is also expected to deliver a statement to the UNGA 74 high-level general debate on Wednesday.

On the margins of the UNGA, Geingob will hold bilateral meetings with several heads of states and leaders of multilateral institutions, including Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tijani Muhammad-Bande (President-elect of the General Assembly, Hilda Heine, President of the Marshal Island and India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.

The UNGA 74 opened on 17 September 2019.

On 25 September 2019, Namibia will participate in a roundtable discussion at the George W. Bush Institute and President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) on the progress towards controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, Hengari further added.

Geingob will return to Namibia on 29 September 2019.

Source: Namibia Press Agency