Zimbabwe is work to finalise the implementation framework on reduction of emissions by June this year.

This comes as the country targets to reduce secretions from the energy sector by 33 percent per person per capita by 2030.

The finalisation of the plan will be done ahead of the 2020 deadline for all countries to provide clear roadmaps on emissions reduction.

In an interview at the sidelines of a workshop on climate change and ozone awareness for parliamentarians, the Director of Climate Change Management Department, Mr Washington Zhakata said the country has managed to secure US$1 million from Russia and US$3 million from Green Climate Fund to work on a low emissions development strategy.

“We expect to conclude the drafting the implementation framework on emissions reduction by June this year. We are also going to develop a system which is called measuring, reporting and verification system, which is going to help us track our emissions,” he said

Portfolio Committee members on Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement pledged to push for the ratification of the Kigali Amendment that had 65 ratifications by the 3rd of January this year so that the country can access funding that comes with the ratification.

The Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Cde Douglas Karoro said Zimbabwe is moving with the rest of world to adhere to international protocols on climate change.

“As a country, we want to keep on reducing greenhouse gases. We want to equip parliamentarians on issues of climate change for them to make sound legislations on climate issues,” he said.

In 2023, all countries are going to be reviewed and assess to see whether they are meeting their obligations on emissions reduction, hence the need to start working on climate change issues immediately.