Ghana’s Council of State, Economic Team sign commitment pact to deal with climate change

Members of Council of State and Government’s Economic Management Team have signed a commitment Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the African Adaptation Programme (AAP) to address climate change concerns in Ghana at the highest level.

“We, Members of Council of State acknowledge that Climate Change poses one of the greatest threats to the economic and social development of our dear country, Ghana, and the well being of present and future generations.

“In recognition of the need for urgent action to address the adverse impacts of climate change and protect human life, nature and property in Ghana and globally.

“We commit to use our position and influence to promote awareness and the integration of climate change concerns into national development programmes and ensure that adequate human and financial resources are allocated for climate change activities in the country,” a copy of the signed document obtained by Ghana News Agency at Akosombo stated.

The Members signed the document after participating in a high level interaction on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Issues in Ghana organised by the African Adaptation Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment Science and Technology (MEST) and UNDP.

Other Institutions which signed the MOU are NDPC, Environmental Protection Agency, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Town and Country Planning, Ghana News Agency, MEST and Ministry of Food and  Agriculture.

The High Level Interaction on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Issues is being attended by Members of Council of State, Ministers of State, Traditional Authorities, Chief Executive Officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Government’s Economic Management Team, and Stakeholders on the environment.

The Interaction was to form a partnership between governmental sectors and key environmental groupings as well as prepare economic actors, law makers, and traditional authorities to be advocates of change and make available the necessary resources to protect the country from the imminent dangers of climate change.

Source: GNA

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