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South Sudan Goes Digital System On Climate Change

Dr. James Wani Igga, Vice President for Economic Cluster speaking at the launch of MRV in Juba [Photo by Awan]

By Awan Achiek

The government has introduced Digital Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) system in a bid to mitigate climate change.

The five -year project which cost 9 million U.S dollars will strengthen the capacity of government and communities to adapt to climate change and cross-cutting capacity development.

The data obtained through the system will feed into future mitigation activities that include Greenhouse Gas, climate action, and finance and sustainable development goals tracking.

Dr. James Wani Igga, Vice President for Economic Cluster called for an urgent need to protect the environment for future generations.

“We need to control random cutting of trees for energy and other purpose by providing capacity building to the public and private sector to mitigate the impact of climate change,” said Wani during the launch in Juba on Thursday.

Josephine Napwon Cosmas, Minister of Environment and Forestry described the system as part of the national push against climate change.

“Today we are launching two projects that will enhance our ability as a government and community to respond to the impact of climate change in our country,” said Napwon.

Napwon disclosed that the impact of climate change will worsen if developed countries don’t cut their carbon emission.

“Climate change is an existing fact that is impacting the globe and South Sudan is currently experiencing Ibiza rainfall, excessive heat wave, floods and drainage,” she observed.

Dr. Samuel Gbaydee Doe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative revealed that South Sudan is among the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the world.

“It is a five years project with support of 9 million dollars and we believe these resources will be increased in the coming year,” said Doe.

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