Zimbabwe: ‘West Not Doing Enough to Fight Climate Change’

A Parliamentary delegation attending a climate change conference in Madrid, Spain, yesterday slammed developed nations particularly from the West for paying lip service to the effects of climate change.

The delegation told a Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25) that Western nations such as Britain were not walking the talk in dealing with the phenomenon.

Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Lands, Agriculture, Climate, Water and Resettlement chaired by Gokwe Nembudziya legislator, Cde Justice Mayor Wadyajena is leading a delegation from Parliament attending the conference.

In an interview from Madrid, Cde Wadyajena slammed developed nations for failing to walk the talk on issues to do with climate change as no tangible outcomes have been implemented despite annual gatherings.

He said there were a lot of gaps in the quest to fight climate change as some developed nations are the culprits hence their commitment to the fight against climate change is questionable.

“We need to come to grips with climate change, most of the irresponsible nations are busy talking and talking without walking the talk, as you may be aware Britain led the industrial revolution and COP26 will be held in the United Kingdom, so it will give an opportunity for member states to interrogate whether developed nations are serious on eliminating causes of climate change. I hope next year is the time to implement some of the resolutions as we have been gathering annually without any tangible outcomes,” he said.

The conference of parties is held annually as member states try to find lasting solutions to the problems posed by climate change across the globe.