The Botswana government, situated in Gaborone, received a mobile meteorological station from the Chinese Embassy recently, a significant step toward enhancing the country’s ability to tackle climate change. Donated by the Chinese government, this multi-satellite data mobile receiving and processing system is poised to play a crucial role in bolstering Botswana’s environmental monitoring, agricultural production, and extreme climate prevention efforts.
Chinese Ambassador to Botswana, Wang Xuefeng, emphasized the station’s contribution to Botswana’s pursuit of environmentally sustainable development, highlighting it as one of the outcomes of nine collaborative initiatives within the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation framework.
China, as the world’s largest developing country, actively promotes South-South cooperation on climate change. With 48 cooperation agreements signed across 40 developing nations, China remains committed to addressing global environmental challenges.
Grace Muzila, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism in Botswana, expressed gratitude for the generous donation, acknowledging its significance in mitigating the impact of climate change on the region’s water scarcity and contributing to disaster risk reduction. This collaborative effort aligns with a recent memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism of Botswana, further solidifying their commitment to combating climate change through South-South cooperation.