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Ghana: Concerted Global action needed to tackle climate change, Nana Akufo-Addo says

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 18:40
Ghana: Concerted Global action needed to tackle climate change, Nana Akufo-Addo says

(Ecofin Agency) - Ghana will integrate climate action into its development agenda, president Nana Akufo-Addo (photo) informs.  

The official indicates that the Paris agreement and Goal 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) provide the required framework to integrate mitigation and adaptation measures in national policies, strategies and plans.

During the R20 climate summit in Australia, Akufo-Addo revealed that he instructed national and local actors to elaborate middle-term climate actions. In that framework, the government has decided to combat illegal mining activities that constitute a misuse of the country’s forest resources and pollute water resources. The youth in Afforestation programme was also launched to involve 20,000 young people in the planting of 10 million trees all over the territory.

The country also promised to produce 10% of its energy with renewable resources other than hydroelectricity by 2030. This implies the installation of 200 MW of solar plants. In the coming months, the Jubilee House will be powered by solar energy to set the tone for all public institutions in the country.

“What we do in Ghana affects the people of Nepal, or Mozambique or Austria. That is why we need concerted Global action to tackle this menace. Success in addressing climate change will be one of the greatest legacies that our generation can leave for the next,” Nana Akufo-Addo said.

Gwladys Johnson Akinocho

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