CISONECC National Coordinator Julius Ng’oma

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s Civil Society Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) is calling the Tonse government leadership to swiftly operationalise Climate Change Funds that the sectors stakeholders start tapping resources for various intervention programs.

CISONECC also demands proper usage of carbon tax proceeds being collected from local motorists that the funds be channeled to climate change related projects.

The grouping observes that carbon tax proceeds are being mismanaged considering that are being deposited on account number one whose activities are not known.

CISONECC National Coordinator Julius Ng’oma to The Maravi Post during the sidelines of operationalization of a multi-stakeholder platform on climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) conference in Dowa this week that it’s high time locals started tapping resources from climate change funds.

Participants to operationalization of a multi-stakeholder platform on climate and disaster risk financing and insurance (CDRFI) conference

Ng’oma observes that despite progress funds being gazzeted document on Climate Change funds, full operationalization was vital.

“International Climate Change funds are difficult to be tapped that its implementation locally also poses a challenge hence the need for our own local basket.

“The appeal also goes to carbon tax (proceeds) collected need to be challenged to this Climate Change Fund for proper usage than being put into account number one,” urges Ng’oma.

CISONECC is implementing a project titled Multi-stakeholder partnership on climate and disaster risk financing and preparedness in the context of the InsuResilience Global Partnership’ with funding from the government of Germany through CARE Germany and CARE Malawi.

While aiming to reduce the negative consequences of disaster and climate change on development opportunities and living conditions of vulnerable Malawians, the project intends to create a multi-actor dialogue platform (MAP) at national level in order to promote the development and implementation of gender-equitable, poverty-oriented and human rights based approaches to climate and disaster risk financing.

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