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Myanmar to implement climate change alliance program

Published on 23 July 2014 Myanmar

YANGON, July 12 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will implement a Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) program for a period of four years with financial support from the European Union, official media reported Saturday.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the program was signed by the Myanmar Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, UN-Habitat and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on Friday, said the New Light of Myanmar.

At the signing ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw, U Win Tun, the minister for environmental conservation and forestry, stressed that the issue of climate change is the biggest challenge and must be solved immediately.

The MCCA program is to be implemented with financial assistance from the EU and technical assistance from UN-Habitat and UNEP.

Source: Xinhua News Agency | 12 July 2014