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Detrimental effects of climate change can be felt in the short-term through natural hazards, such as landslides, floods and hurricanes; and in the long-term, through more gradual degradation of the environment.
The adverse effects of these events are already felt in many areas, including in relation to, inter alia, agriculture and food security; biodiversity and ecosystems; water resources; human health; human settlements and migration patterns; and energy, transport and industry.
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Maria de Fátima Jardim is Minister of Environment since October 2008.
Prior to this position, she was Deputy Minister of Fisheries from 1990 to 1992, Minister of Fisheries from 1992 to 1996, Minister of Fisheries and Environment between 1996 and 2002.
Since very early, she participated in politics and joined the MPLA in February 1976. Since then, she participated in several municipal and provincial conferences in Luanda, Benguela and Kwanza Sul. She participated in several congresses of MPLA.
Apart from his political duties, the Minister Fatima Jardim has held other positions as Director of Fisheries Research Center from 1978 to 1990.
Amina Benkhadra is a Moroccan engineer and politician. She was Minister of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of Morocco in the El Fassi government between 2007 and 2012. She is executive director of the National Office of Hydrocarbons and Mining (ONHYM).
Amina Benkhadra was born November 28, 1954 in Sale. In particular, it gets a degree in Civil Engineering – specialty: mining – of the National School of Mines of Nancy in 1978, a doctorate in mining engineering science and technology at Mines ParisTech in 1981 and a certificate in management training at Columbia University in 19901.
His career began in 1982 at the Office of Research and Mining Participation (BRPM). It first began as a department head of mining studies at the Studies and Valuation Division BRPM. She became head of the department of mining Studies and Head of the Investments Division. In 1994, she is Director of Mines in the Ministry of Energy and Mines. Meanwhile, she is a director in the boards of several mining companies, subsidiaries or partners ONHYM.
She became director of BRPM in 1998 after putting up a new strategy for development of the mining sector, while she held the office of Secretary of State for Development of the mining sector.
She is executive director of the National Research Agency and oil operations (ONAREP) since 20 August 2000. She is also the president of the Federation of the mineral industry (FDIM).
In 2013, it is one of “25 Most Powerful Women in Business in Africa” the newspaper Jeune Afrique.