Local December 7, 2016 | 4:03 pm

Official: floods showed the country’s risks on climate change

Santo Domingo.- National Climate ChangeCouncil (CNCC) vice president Ernesto Reyna affirmed Wednesday that torrentialrains and the subsequent floods show just how serious the impacts of climatechange are and Dominican Republic’s vulnerability.

He said faced with the situation, theGovernment is committed to a develop policies to lower greenhouse gas emissionsand resilience to climate change, aware that the phenomenon poses today’s greatestchallenge.

Speakingat the International Climate Change Seminar and Sustainable DevelopmentObjectives: "Challenges for adaptation and climate resilience," Reynasaid the country has a National Climate Change Policy, an instrument that setsthe basis for a long-term national climate change development strategy.

The official added that the recently created WaterResource Coordination Board was aims to elaborate and obtain approval of a comprehensivemanagement strategy, an initiative based on president Danilo Medina declarationof a 4-year priority for water.

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