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Climate change challenges and opportunities were the topic of public debates
06.06.2016  
   

Last weekend, in Chisinau, the project “Supporting Moldova’s National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process” organized a public debate on the topic "Challenges and opportunities of climate change."

The event aimed to familiarize the young people with climate change in Moldova, its impact on people's everyday lives, including gender-specific in the context of climate change.

The main objective of the debate was to increase the awareness of citizens regarding climate change in our country and develop young people's interest in promoting sectoral priority adaptation actions to these changes.

The  manager of  the project "Supporting Moldova's National Climate Change Adaptation Planning Process",  Ala Druţă addressed the issue of climate change as a phenomenon, explaining to young people how it manifests in our country, the future prospects and the main activities achieved within the project regarding the adaptation of the country's economy sectors to climate change.

The key topic of the organized debate was the gender-specific in climate change. With regard to this topic, the national consultant of the Project on gender issues, Valentina Bodrug-Lungu, presented the concept of gender equality in the context of climate change adaptation, detailing the specifics of climate change impacts on health and behaviour of women and men, as well as the promotion of the education system in adaptation of girls and boys to these phenomena.

The event brought together experts in the field of climate change adaptation, gender equality, media and NGO representatives, and students. Also, those interested could watch the debate on this topic, live, online and through Radio Moldova, the Youth channel.

Note that the public debate on the topic "Challenges and opportunities of climate change" were organized in partnership with Radio Moldova, the Youth channel. 

Event link: http://bit.ly/22va7vK