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ZIMBABWE has been included in a video series titled ‘Climate Action Explained,’ which highlights the nation’s proactive stance in addressing the impact of climate change.

The ground breaking video highlights initiatives being taken worldwide in combating climate change.

The series, featuring four compelling narratives, delves into the human dimension of climate action.

Game of Thrones actor, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who is the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP’s) Goodwill Ambassador, provides the narration.

The series highlights the need to amplify existing climate solutions to ensure a sustainable and resilient future amid mounting environmental challenges.

Resident Representative at UNDP Zimbabwe, Dr. Ayodele Odusola, said:

“Zimbabwe’s inclusion in this esteemed video series signifies the nation’s proactive stance in addressing climate change impacts.

“Through collaborative efforts, we are showcasing tangible strides towards a greener and more sustainable future.”

Nikolaj said the series showcases how the world can adapt to the impacts of climate change, restore world’s forests.

“The stories highlighted in the Climate Action Explained series underscore our capacity to combat climate change and pave the way for a safer world.

“Progress is not only feasible but imperative in these critical times.”

The series features 12 countries from different continents and is a testament to global solidarity in tackling climate change challenges.

These narratives offer insights into adaptation strategies, forest restoration, renewable energy deployment and empowering youth in driving climate action.

This initiative aligns with UNDP’s commitment to galvanise action on climate change ahead of the COP30 climate negotiations scheduled for 2025 in Brazil.

As the world prepares to revisit climate commitments, the series underscores the pivotal role of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in advancing the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

The Zimbabwe segment of the series spotlights collaborative efforts between the Government, through Ministry of Health and Child Care and UNDP.

As Zimbabwe grapples with the adverse impacts of climate change, highlighted by phenomena like the El Nino effect, collaborative efforts are essential for resilience-building and sustainable development.

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