October 20, 2017

Myanmar to join Paris accord

Hluttaw approves inclusion in climate change agreement 

U Zarni Min. Photo: MNA

Myanmar will become a member of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and another international environmental organisation dedicated to mitigate global warming.
U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, has proposed for Myanmar to become a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), a move that would provide benefits for the country in preserving its natural resources.
The proposal to join the IUCN was made in yesterday’s meeting of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in Nay Pyi Taw, with U Nay Htet Win of Sinbaungwe constituency, U Zarni Min of Shwegu constituency and Dr. Aung Khin of Pyin Oo Lwin constituency supporting the action.
There were no objections against the proposal and the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker announced the agreement of the hluttaw for Myanmar to become a member of IUCN and to pay its annual fee.
Dr. San Shwe Win of Yekyi constituency, U Myint Lwin of Twantay constituency, Dr. Daw Khin Sithu of Loikaw, Daw Mi Kun Chan of Paung constituency and Dr. Aung Khin of Pyin Oo Lwin constituency then discussed whether Myanmar should become a member of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win proposed the matter for hluttaw approval while Dr. San Shwe Win of Yekyi constituency supported the proposal.
The Hluttaw then decided to agree on Myanmar becoming a member of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The Paris Agreement lays out commmitments for nations to limit their greenhouse-gas emissions and contain the impact of global warming.
Also in yesterday’s meeting, the appointment of state and regional ministers for security and border affairs was sent to the hluttaw by the President and was put on record, a bill to amend the Myanmar stamp act sent by union government was submitted to the hluttaw, a joint bill review committee’s report was read and an announcement made for hluttaw representative who want to discuss the bill to enroll their names.
Furthermore, a bill on amending the government’s Aung Bar Lay lottery was submitted, a bill on inland water transport was sent with the President’s remark, a bill on the Myanmar Territorial Sea and Maritime Zone, and an artisan oil well bill were debated paragraph by paragraph and discussion and confirmation for Myanmar ratifying the Doha Amendment of Kyoto Protocol on climate change was made.

 

 

 Kyaw Thu Htet & Mi Mi Phyo (MNA)

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