US government agency supports Mozambique in environmental policies

The US government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will support Mozambique in the development of environmental policies, clean energy production, and “responsible” mining, it was announced this Sunday, January 21.
According to information from the EPA, the administrator of that US government agency, Michael S. Regan, will begin a two-day visit to Mozambique on Monday January 22 to “build partnerships and share solutions” on environmental priorities, including the development of clean energy production projects, air protection, incentives for responsible mining, and the recycling of plastic materials and electronic waste.
“Administrator Regan’s mission to Africa responds to President Joe Biden’s call to action at the 2022 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to expand substantive and meaningful partnerships with countries, institutions, and people across the African continent,” explains the EPA, adding that after Mozambique, he will head to Ghana.
“Mozambique and Ghana are important partners in our collective work to ensure that economic development and environmental protection go hand in hand. We all have an interest in developing clean energy, protecting vital natural resources, and ensuring equal access to clean air and clean water,” said Michael S. Regan in a statement about this visit, which also involves contacts with young leaders from both countries to learn about efforts to tackle climate change and environmental justice.
Following Michael S. Regan’s visit to Mozambique, the EPA is scheduled to begin working with experts from the Mozambican government, sharing techniques for identifying pollution problems and ways of tackling them.