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The role of parliamentarians in strengthening the climate change agenda: Malawi report

African countries are facing significant consequences of a changing climate and urgently require effective mechanisms and frameworks for responding to and influencing the climate change agenda. Parliamentarians can and should play a crucial role in this agenda but relatively limited attention has been given to the Parliamentary processes at work in African nations. A project has been initiated by the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied) with support of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), involving the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA). The study extends to all Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) countries as well as Bolivia and Nepal and also Scotland. This report provides a summary of a study visit to Malawi conducted during June/July 2010.

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