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ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS PRINCIPAL SECRETARY KHANGEZIWE MABUZA:Government, private sector must unite against climate-change.

Thursday, 18th May, 2023

MBABANE:Khangeziwe Mabuza, the Principal Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs, has emphasized the importance of a collective effort by the government and the private sector to combat climate change.

Climate change refers to the long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns.

Even though these shifts may be natural, but human activities have been identified as the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas that produces heat-trapping gases.

Speaking during the launch of the Green Inaugural Indaba on Wednesday, the PS said as the Environment Ministry, they were pleased to see the private sector joining hands with the government to fight climate change.The Green Inaugural Indaba will take place on the 22-23 May at the Happy Valley Hotel, Ezulwini.

"Everyone in many sectors is talking about climate change. Now, the Ministry and government in its entirety were very lucky this time to get the private sector to join hands and say, Let's all sit down and unpack what this climate monster is all about," said the Principal Secretary during the launch.

Lindiwe Dlamini, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Environment Analyst, said that as the UNDP, they fully support the Green Indaba that seeks to find solutions to climate change.

"As UNDP, we are here to pledge our support to this initiative," said the UNDP Environment Analyst.

On another note, Ncamiso Ntshalintshali, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), who was representing the Eswatini Stock Exchange (ESE)said the ESE was grateful to the private sector for hosting the Green Indaba this year.

“The PS has highlighted the developments around climate change, financing, and what is required from us as participants, even in our jurisdictions. We have an exchange and a strategy that builds on creating more opportunities and enhancing and strengthening the platform for the sourcing of financing by entities," said the FSRA Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


 ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS PRINCIPAL SECRETARY KHANGEZIWE MABUZA:Government, private sector must unite against climate-change.
Environmental Affairs PS Khangeziwe Mabuza.