CCDA launches action plan

​Minister for Environment, Conservation, and Climate Change, John Pundari, has announced a 100 Day Action Plan for the Climate Change Development Authority (CCDA).

The Plan includes a number of undertakings which must be completed before the end of the year.

Pundari made the announcement during a gathering hosted by the CCDA to welcome Pundari who was reappointed to the Ministry by the O’Neill led coalition.

He said over the next 100 days a series of prioritizations will be made on what areas need immediate attention.

Pundari said the prioritization will ensure that unnecessary costs are reduced and that there is alignment and cohesion within the CCDA in carrying out those objectives.

Some of the key undertakings which Pundari wants completed before the years end include:

  • A launch of the National Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) in developing countries Strategy in October;
  • The development of Emission Mitigation Plans by November, and the drafting;
  • Finalization of the ‘Energy Labelling and Minimum Energy Performance Standards for Appliances, Equipment and Lighting Products Regulations 2017; and
  • The development and finalization of te National Adaptation Plan t be submitted to Green Climate Fund to access readiness of US$30 million through UNDP.

Pundari also called for closer collaborative efforts between the CCDA and the Conservation, Environment, Protection Authority (CEPA) to streamline their efforts.

CCDA Managing Director,  Ruel Yamuna, congratulated Pundari on his re-elections and re-appointment.

He  said under Pundari’s leadership during his two years as Minister responsible he has made significant in-roads in the effort to address

The 100 Day Action Plan goes into immediate effect.

Cedric Patjole