LUSAKA, Nov. 11 (Xinhua) -- Zambia's parliament on Friday unanimously ratified the Paris Agreement, as officials highlighted the country's commitment on climate change issues.
Zambian Vice-President Inonge Wina said the government was committed to addressing the effects of climate change, adding that the benefits of the Paris Agreement included technological transfer and capacity building.
"We need to sensitize our communities on the need to address climate change through tree planting and sustainable protection of the environment," she said when the motion was moved in parliament.
She said if left unchecked, climate change could cause harm to the country's economic development.
On September 20, Zambian President Edgar Lungu appended Zambia's signature to the Paris Agreement during the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
The overall objective of the agreement is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius.