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October 2017: Myanmar is Better Equipped to Address Climate Change, Including in Cities
On 5th June 2017 at the World Environment Day celebrated in the Myanmar capital city Nay Pyi Taw, H.E. the President of the Union of the Republic of Myanmar, U HtinKyaw, addressing a large audience of ministers, ambassadors and development partner representatives, stated that “climate change is a threat to development”. Myanmar is indeed one of the most vulnerable in the world to the effects of climate change. However, the country is now better equipped to address its challenges as it has formulated the Myanmar National Climate Change Policy, and the Myanmar Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan. The President thanked the Myanmar Climate Change Alliance (MCCA) for assistance and indicated that the policies “will be launched soon”. The Strategy aims at turning Myanmar into a climate-resilient country by 2030.