Ireland supports Mozambique in minimising effects of climate change

8 May 2012

Ireland plans to provide the Mozambican government with 5 million euros to help the country adapt to and minimise the effects of climate change, under the terms on an agreement signed Monday in Maputo.

Ireland’s contribution is intended for the Programme to Support the Environment Sector II 2011-2015 (ESPS II), an initiative that is already underway and which, as well as the government, also involves the European Union and the Danish International Development Agency (Danida).

The funding form Ireland will be channelled through the Global Alliance against Climate Change, an initiative of the European Union, and with that the European contribution to ESPS II increases from 10.2 million euros previously to 15.2 million euros.

Amongst several activities being carried out Mozambique’s deputy Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister, Henrique Banze, noted support for the agricultural and agri-forestry sector and for the, “appropriate integration of climate change into the development initiatives and strategies for reducing poverty.” (macauhub)