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This department addresses the issues of climate change and coordinates the implementation of regional and international environmental agreements.


The department’s main functions include:


  • Developing national capacity in Clean Development Mechanisms (CDM)
  • Assuring the secretariat of the Designated National Authority under the Kyoto Protocol’s CDM,
  • Coordinating the preparation and implementation of policy, strategy and regulatory frameworks and instruments towards mitigation and adaptation of the country on climate change.
  • Advising on opportunities and emerging issues related to climate change and climate change responses measures.
  • Coordinating implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and other International Environmental Obligations.
  • Provide technical input in negotiating and implementing regional and international conventions, protocols and treaties relating to environmental management.
  • Initiate and coordinate the drafting of the national reports and assess convention decisions and recommendation to update the plan by integrating those that are relevant
  • Provide technical advice related to Global Environmental Facility endorsement of projects.


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