Government planning $6.3b for climate change

Typical News of Saturday, 15 February 2020


Kyekyeku Oppong-Boadi, UNFCCC Focal Person, John Pwamang, Ag Executive Director EPA, and Peter DeryKyekyeku Oppong-Boadi, UNFCCC Focal Person, John Pwamang, Ag Director EPA, and Peter Dery

The Governing administration of Ghana is to dedicate an volume of $6.3 billion for the implementation of programmes aimed at minimizing the country’s carbon emissions by 15 per cent within the upcoming 10 years.

The performing Director of Atmosphere, Ministry of Atmosphere, Science, Know-how and Innovation (MESTI), Peter Dery, who disclosed this reported the motivation was portion of Ghana’s contribution toward addressing modify.

Briefing the push on the end result of the 25th Convention of Parties (COP) held in Madrid, Spain, final year, Mr. Dery said with more aid from exterior companions, Ghana could even further cut down its emission by one more 30 for each cent, generating a total of 45 for each cent in just the exact period of time.

“Currently, we are emitting about virtually 73 million tonnes for every annum … we require about $22.6 billion to be equipped to meet this emission reduction concentrate on,” he explained.

Mr. Dery additional pointed out that soon after meticulously taking into consideration the country’s guidelines, stakeholders agreed to undertake actions in 7 priority locations, namely foods, agriculture, power, forestry, waste, infrastructure and disaster chance reduction.

“These paperwork have been submitted to the United Nations Framework Conference on Local climate Modify (UNFCCC) in December 2015 and that doc serves as the motivation of the Governing administration of Ghana to the UNFCCC. The document was also submitted to Parliament and it was rectified,” he mentioned.

He further described that the nation was exploring a variety of avenues, each locally and internationally, to increase the desired sources for the implementation of the programmes.

“Ghana has now commenced talks on a venture with Switzerland to pilot Article 6 in the power sector so we are hunting at renewable electricity and we are speaking about solar exclusively,” he pointed out.

He said the emission credit score that would be created out of the undertaking would be transferred to Switzerland “and they will in turn fork out us for those emission credits and the volume included at the moment is about $20 million.”

Aside from, Mr. Dery indicated the willingness of France to the Governing administration of Ghana with about 2 million Euros in the area of climate adaptation acknowledged as ‘Adapt Action’ to guidance governance and climate modify mainstreaming.

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