Gov’t outlines roadmap for climate finance and sustainable dev’t

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Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta
Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta

The Ministry of Finance has unveiled a comprehensive strategy to utilize financial instruments, public-private partnerships, and international assistance to channel investments into green projects.

This demonstrates the country’s commitment to advancing climate finance and reducing emissions across economic sectors.
The ambitious plan took center stage at the pivotal COP28 side event hosted by the Ministry on collaborative pathways to climate prosperity. Ghanaian officials highlighted the country’s proactive leadership in pioneering sustainable development solutions amid the intricacies of global climate finance systems.

The gathering brought together government heads, private financial groups, development partners, and civic leaders to align on innovative climate funding approaches in line with nation’s growth and conservation objectives.

Key stakeholders from institutions including the Environmental Protection Agency, Ecobank Ghana, and Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund discussed pathways to attract financing for renewables, sustainable agriculture, ecosystem protections, and climate adaptation through instruments like green bonds, carbon markets, blended finance, and public-private partnerships.

The rich discussions underscored the government’s pledge to embed these emerging funding models across sectors through policy and institutional reforms as a means to hasten the country’s transition to inclusive, climate-resilient prosperity.

New partnerships solidified between public and private institutions at the meeting have kindled hope for unified climate action within Ghana and globally across borders and industries. As COP28 drew to a close, Ghana’s visionary leadership in collaborative climate finance and its resolve to forge ahead with implementation remains a beacon.

The commitments made and partnerships cemented at the Ministry’s forum breathe renewed inspiration into global climate action through exemplifying the power of visionary leadership, multisector dialogue, policy reform, and collective responsibility to drive financial flows decisively toward climate stability for prosperous, sustainable development.

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