ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND FOOD
In 2022, the Government made further progress towards the conserva- tion of natural resources, strengthening climate change adaptation and mitigation capacities, and improving food security and nutrition with specialized technical assistance and policy advice from UNCT.
Conserving natural resources and terrestrial biodiversity
Efforts supported by UNCT during the year resulted in a better policy and regulatory environment, improved capacities for the protection of animal and plant health, as well as conservation of aquatic and terrestrial biodi- versity. Working in close partnership with the Ministry of Municipalities Affairs and Agriculture, an assessment of the fish disease risks was com- pleted and several key documents were drafted to protect fish resources, including guidelines for trade in live aquatic animals and protocols on biosecurity in aquaculture. Systematic and large-scale screening of live- stock was also implemented to identify and eradicate animal disease.