Climate Change Reporter
Air pollution monitoring in Africa, a project launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will assist the continent in reducing global emissions.
Washington Zhakata Director Climate Change Management Department , revealed this in a presenting on behalf of Permanent Secretary of Environment Ministry in Zimbabwe.
The ongoing workshop is titled Air Pollution Establishing and Improving Air Pollution Monitoring in Africa with 17 member states in attendance.
The project resonates Paris Agreement on Climate Change as nations are expected to update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) on emissions reduction.
“The project has provided the required coordination among African Countries to advance the Sustainable Development Agenda especially now when countries are faced with major challenges associated with climate change.”
“It is of utmost importance that countries address the issues of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as they update their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Especially at this stage when countries are supposed to update their emission reduction.”
Air pollution monitoring is key to the reduction of emissions on a global scale. According to Paris Agreement on Climate Change countries are expected to limit global warming to 1.5°c.
Monitoring air pollution is relavant in scaling down possible effects of climate change.