Ghana president rallies African support to fight climate change

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana urged Africans here on Wednesday to throw their weight fully behind the fight against climate change.

Addressing the official opening session of the week-long Africa Climate Week celebration being held in Ghana’s capital, Akufo-Addo noted that the fight was an important one to the continent because the ravages of climate change affected Africa the most.

“Africa suffers most, because its economies are largely susceptible to climate change with low capacities to withstand the shocks. I call on all Africans to support and join in the fight against climate change. It is imperative that we join the cause,” he urged.

The Africa Climate Week which commenced here on Monday under the theme: “Climate Action in Africa: A race we can win”, seeks to fashion out ways by which African countries can access the global climate fund which has hitherto eluded them.

The president has outlined some climate change mitigation activities in Ghana including the recent ban on illegal mining which was destroying water bodies, and the engagement of 20,000 youth to plant more than 10 million trees in two years to create jobs, and restore degraded land.

“One major issue of concern to us is the need to streamline access to international climate finance to complement national funding,” he added.” Enditem

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