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Hon. Mposha Calls for Stronger Partnership Between Zambia and Italy in Forests, Recycling, and Climate Change 

Hon. Mike Mposha, Minister of Green Economy and Environment, has urged Zambia and Italy to work closely together on managing forests better, recycling waste, and dealing with climate change.

Hon. Mposha spoke during a meeting with His Excellency Enrio de Agostini, the Italian Ambassador to Zambia and Malawi. They discussed ways Italy could help Zambia with technology to manage forests, create jobs using forest products, and plant more trees.

“We also need Italy’s help with research on forests, training our people, turning waste into energy, and protecting our environment from climate change,” Hon. Mposha explained.

He mentioned the importance of extending an agreement between Zambia and Italy on tackling climate change. Ambassador Agostini supported Zambia’s plans for economic growth through projects like the Lobito Corridor but stressed the need to protect the environment.

“Italy is investing a lot in the Lobito Corridor project, but we must ensure it doesn’t harm nature. We need to plant new trees to balance out any damage,” Ambassador Agostini said.

He promised that Italy would send a team to Zambia soon to discuss these ideas further.

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