Climate Change Reporter
The Conference of Parties (COP25) which took place from 2nd -13th December 2019 in Madrid Spain was attended by a small number of delegates- Dr Washington Zhakata.
Dr Washington Zhakata is Zimbabwe’s Climate Change Focul Person, made the remarks on Tuesday during Post-25 Stakeholders Workshop held in the Capital.
According to Dr Zhakata the small number of delegates at Cop 25 in Madrid Spain was as a result of last minute change of venue. The conference should have taken place in Chili.
“Small volumes of delegates attended COP25 numbering to only about 25 000 people as compared to 60 0000 recorded during in the previous year.This may have been affected by the change of venue which saw Spain hosting the conference instead of Chili.”
Dr Zhakata is Director of Climate Change Management Department under the Ministry of Environment and is instrumental to the development of National Adaptation Plan and Nationally Determined Contribution.