YANGON - The Myanmar government is working towards the adoption of a national climate change policy, the launch of which it expects to announce soon, a media report said on Tuesday.

The policy is being formulated in collaboration with civil society, private sector and experts from across all sectors, and will be launched along with a new national climate change strategy and action plan, Xinhua news agency reported.

Read more: Myanmar working on national climate change policy


Meeting with REDD+ team at Forest Research Institute (FRI), Yezin, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Photo: ICIMOD

Having inaugurated the REDD+ Himalaya Initiative in an official ceremony in August 2015, Myanmar is making progress on its national roadmap for REDD+ readiness. In this first preparatory phase, countries design their national REDD+ strategies and build capacity for the following stages.

Read more: Myanmar Builds Ground for REDD+


From left: WWF Myanmar's conservation programme director Nicholas J. Cox, senior operations manager May Moe Wah, and senior communications manager Alison Harley. (Photo- Khine Kyaw, Myanmar Eleven)

FOR THE FIRST time, Myanmar will join 172 other countries in taking action on climate change, with a public celebration of Earth Hour 2017 on March 25, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which is organising the campaign.

Read more: Myanmar joins global drive to raise climate awareness


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