A partnership between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) with Zambia’s government is developing energy-saving wood stoves which are helping rural communities reduce forest loss, improve life's quality and help combat climate change. The project already reached more than 5,000 households in Central, Western and North-western Zambia who are now using the stoves.
With the theme: ‘Stepping Up Climate Action for Resilient Economies in Africa’, the Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa aims to foster articulations for the environment by 2020. It also broadens Africa's voice at the New York summit in September, creating a union among African countries.
The United Nations and the Government of Mozambique have signed an agreement to initiate the “Recovery Mechanism Project”. The project will last five years, between 2019 and 2024, and will be implemented with an investment of US $ 72 million. The initiative will be implemented with the help of a recovery agency formed to accelerate the country's resilient reconstruction following the damage caused by cyclones Idai and Kenneth this year.