Friday, September 22, 2023

Government calls district directors to join the Climate Pact

The executive vice president of the National Council for Climate Change and Clean Development Mechanism (CNCCMDL), Max Puig invited the 235 district directors grouped in the Dominican Federation of Municipal Districts (Fedodim), to work on the development of projects aimed at increasing the resilience of communities to the climate change.

Within the framework of his participation before those attending the V Congress of the Ibero-American Federation of Green Municipalities, Puig highlighted that the participation of local governments, both through the mayors’ offices and by the district directors, is vital to ensure the adaptation of the country, to the adverse effects of climate change.

“The President of the Republic has called on the entire Dominican society to join the great Climate Pact to ensure the adaptation of the country and the improvement of the resilience of the population, especially in the interior of the country, and the best way to join this Climate Pact is working on the formulation of projects, hand in hand with Fedodim, to reduce the risk of disasters in the face of events derived from climate change”, he said.

In this sense, he announced that the National Council for the change It will facilitate the accompaniment of local governments, through Fedodim, for the identification of research areas and the formulation of projects linked to climate action, in which some municipalities and Municipal Districts have already made progress.

“The country has already approved more than 40 million dollars of international climate financing for the restoration of the entire basin, high, medium and low, of the Yuna River, this project will positively impact a significant number of municipalities and districts, implementing actions that will help make agricultural activities more efficient and improve the use of water for irrigation. This type of projects, if they are well elaborated, channeled and presented, can be replicated, with their peculiarities, in other regions of the country”, he expressed.

The executive vice president of the CNCCMDL, Max Puig, stressed that the arrival of the 2023 hurricane season should remind the country that Dominican Republic It is especially exposed to extreme hydrometeorological phenomena, and because it is a developing island state, the country is also highly vulnerable to the effects of these phenomena, which due to the effects of climate change, are becoming more frequent, more powerful, and less predictable.


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