A recently formed opposition party, FORUS, has committed to fight climate change once enacted into office in the coming 2023 elections.
Speaking at the official launch of the party’s manifesto, Freedom of Rights Under Sovereign (FORUS) president Manyara Irene Muyenziwa said the party will ensure the country abide by some of the international treaties and protocols to fight climate change.
“On climate change, our party would like to see Zimbabwe abiding by the Paris Agreement which aims to reduce gas emissions which are some of the causes for climate change.
“We also want to see a green transition for the future, the 44-year-old female politician said.
Apart from the Paris Agreement of 2015, Zimbabwe is a signatory to other international treaties to fight climate change namely the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCC,1992)Kyoto Protocol,2005.
However, there are concerns that the country is not fully implementing some of the recommendations agreed by member states.
At the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Zimbabwe sided with other countries that were against the banning of the use of coal.
Meanwhile,FORUS says it wants to ensure gender sensitivity and inclusivity in governance systems.
“We are for a 50/50 gender representation across all sectors of governance.
“Recognising and promoting the role of women, senior citizens, disabled and the youth in our governance systems,” the FORUS president revealed.