GHANA COMMITTED TO MITIGATING IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE, SAYS ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

BONN, Ghana is committed to mitigating the impacts of climate change and this commitment is reflected in the various initiatives being undertaken by the government currently to address environmental degradation, says

Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu.

He said this when addressing a World Bank event on accelerating climate-resilient and low-carbon development in Africa. The event was held on the sidelines of the ongoing 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) which ends in Bonn this weekend.

Amewu mentioned the Redd project aimed at restoring the forest belt in Ghana with the support of the World Bank, the Multilateral Mining Integrated project (MMIP) project which was adopted recently by Ghana to regulate mining to ensure sustainable mining, as well as the review of Ghana’s timber procurement law to ensure that logging of timber is done in a more sustainable manner.

Other representatives from Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, and Morocco, also presented their countries’ contributions and initiatives towards accelerating the Climate-resilient and Low-carbon Development of Africa. The event was hosted by the World Bank with the support of Morocco.

John Roome, the Senior Director of Climate Change at the World Bank commended African countries for their resolve to partner global institutions to ensure that the world reduced carbon emissions and also adapted effectively to climate impacts.

He said: “The World Bank is very proud to partner with Ghana. We are very much a partner of Ghana and we will together find solutions to carbon emissions by either placing a price on carbons or reduce carbon emissions.”

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK