Resolution 52/08, establishing the National Strategy for the Implementation of UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol

Resolution; Strategy
Adaptation Framework
Mitigation Framework
Passed in 2008
Resolution 52/08 approved the National Implementation Strategy for the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol. The Strategy requires that the government: (i) elaborates GHG inventories and reports about their impact on the environment and on public health; (ii) adopts programmes and projects to mitigate the effects of climate change; (iii) promotes technical/professional awareness; (iv) fosters international cooperation, particularly transfer of knowledge and experiences; (v) promotes the use of clean technologies; (vi) implement the Convention's and the Protocol's commitments; (vii) creates a structure and appropriate instruments for the management of Kyoto Protocol's flexible mechanisms. Out of these activities, Angola submitted its Initial National Communication to UNFCCC in 2012. The communication contains the national GHG inventory. The GHG inventory comprises the following sectors: energy, industrial processes, agriculture, forestry, land use and waste. The government also established a Designated National Authority in 2009. Beyond that, education, awareness rising and investigation actions are being conducted. The Action Plan, which should have followed the approval of the strategy, was not prepared.
The National Strategy discusses the possibilities and opportunities that Angola has as a result of joining the Kyoto Protocol as well as the flexible mechanisms that can be used, especially in the case of Angola, the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).
 The Resolution sets the intervention framework for Angola in the legislative, technical and human domains. This framework should contribute to the stabilisation of GHG emissions and technological development of the country. The National Implementation Strategy comprises: generating reports and inventories about GHG emissions in Angola and their impact on the environment and public health; producing programmes and projects with measures to mitigate the effects of climate change; developing technical and professional training actions in areas related to climate change; fostering international co-operation within the context of climate change, particularly in terms of transfer of knowledge, experience and technology; and instituting the Designated National Authority (DNA) under the Ministry of the Environment as the entity responsible for coordinating inter-sectoral efforts for the implementation of UNFCCC in the country on the issues related to CDM. The DNA had its attributions defined through Government Order 2/10, being responsible for the execution of all CDM actions pertaining to the implementation of UNFCCC in the country.

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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