Caritas Zambia launches Climate Change innovation project in Kalomo

Caritas Zambia launches Climate Change innovation project in Kalomo

Caritas Zambia today with the support of Diakonia Zambia launched the Climate Change innovation project in Kalomo, Southern Province.

This proposed project will seek to build community capacity to engage in alternative climate change adaptation initiatives that will assist the communities to build resilience and reduce vulnerability to external shocks of climate change.

The project will engage with local authority and communities on the need to formulate plans that promote climate change adaptation and Agroecology.

Also, the proposed project will respond to the call to care for our common home-the environment. As such, the response will address some of the environmental damages that result from mining by taking the deliberate action to plant trees in the mining sites.

Further, the project will enhance the efforts of communities and partners to challenge systems to ensure that there is environmental justice to address issues related to differential impacts within the country of current and future climate change.

About Caritas Zambia

Caritas Zambia is a Catholic Organisation that is an integral structure of the Zambia Conference of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB). The Conference of Bishops is a permanent grouping of Bishops of a given nation or territory that jointly exercises certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of their territory. This is done for the sake of effective evangelisation. To promote the principle of the common good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programmes of the apostolate which are fittingly adapted to the circumstances of the time and place, is the role of Bishops.

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