|Overview : |
Global Warming has devastating consequences on the frequency, intensity and geographical distribution
of extreme climatic events. Recognizing the increase in the concentration levels of these gases in the
atmosphere that lead to global warming, the UNFCCC adopted the Paris Agreement in December 2015.
Mozambique joined global efforts to combat climate change by ratifying the United Nations Convention
on Climate Change (UNFCCC) through Resolution 1/94 in August 24; the Kyoto Protocol to the UNFCCC,
through Resolution 10/2004, in 28 July 2004; and, the Paris Agreement - June 2018. By ratifying these
instruments, the country undertakes to domesticate the commitments in these resolutions.
In compliance with the commitments made under UNFCCC, the Mozambique is also in the process of
updating the Second National Communication 1995 - 2004, a document that will provide information on
the country's vulnerability to climate change and measures adopted and / or planned to facilitate
adaptation and the formulation of the First Update Biennial Report that will include mitigation measures
and their ongoing and / or planned effects. It should be noted that these two documents must include the
actions contained in the NDC of Mozambique and the ENAMMC.
Climate change adaptation is a very important component in the development plans of , particularly least
developed countries. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is
recognizing this need and created the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to facilitate the adaptation process.
The adaptation and risk reduction components of the NDC will be the National Adaptation Plan (NAP).