The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama has urged various stakeholders to include climate change actions in their development plans that would help address the adverse effect of the menace in Africa.

She was speaking at the 3-days Africa climate change Summit held in Accra to identify and address the concerns pertaining to climate change which is affecting African countries.

The Minister said the plans necessary for discussion would help to identify and address national climate change integration and adaptation priorities.

“I am therefore calling on all citizens and local government to integrate climate change actions in their development plans.

This will mean they will be addressing several objectives including fighting climate change in a comprehensive manner to providing safe, efficient, sufficient, clean and affordable energy to the population especially the poor and the vulnerable, reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and also contributing to identifying and addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation priorities.”

Prior to the summit, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres held a day summit to reiterate the alarming threat of climate change because scientists have warned that the signs and impacts of global warming are worsening.

According to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the amount of carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere between 2015 and 2019 had grown by 20% compared with the previous five years.

Source: Eric Nii Sackey|| [email protected]

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