Cabinet has adopted the national climate policy that is set to guide the country in climate adaptation and mitigation in the face of extreme weather events such as floods and droughts.

The adoption means Zimbabwe is now operating with a framework that guides the country’s climate change adaptation and mitigation projects.

Environment, Water and Climate Minister Cde Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri (pictured) revealed that the climate policy went through cabinet and now awaits implementation.

Minister Muchinguri-Kashiri, however, bemoans delays by Zimbabwe to ratify the Paris Agreement which was ratified by 131 countries in December saying the agreement will be tabled before parliament next week.

The climate policy will guide actions such as climate change awareness, education, adaptation and mitigation projects.