Asenso-Boakye pledges Ghana’s backing for global climate change initiatives

Spread the love

The Minister of Works and Housing, Francis Asenso-Boakye, has reaffirmed the country’s commitment to international initiatives that seek to decarbonize the building and construction industry in an effort to combat climate change and its effects on people’s lives, communities, and livelihoods.

At the second Ministerial Meeting on Urbanization and Climate Change, which was part of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on December 6, 2023, he emphasized this commitment during his national statement. UN-Habitat, the UN Climate Change High Level Champions, and the COP28 Presidency co-hosted the event.

“Ghana pledges its support for the Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships (CHAMP) and the Urban Opportunity Fast Forward Initiative (UFFI) for accelerated access to climate finance for sustainable urbanisation. By joining these initiatives, we anticipate valuable support in advancing our urban resilience agenda”, he said.

He added, “as we engage in this global alliance, Ghana looks forward to not only contributing to UFFI and CHAMP’s objectives but also reaping the benefits of shared knowledge, technology transfer, and financial support.”

Ministers of the environment, urban development, and housing as well as representatives from national, multilateral, and subnational development banks, the private sector, and civil society organizations were present at the ministerial meeting. Subnational leaders were working in conjunction with the Local Governments and Municipal Authorities Constituency (LGMA) to the UNFCCC.

Read below the full statement of the Minister:

The government of Ghana is committed to fostering sustainable urban development and mitigating the impact of climate change.

As a member of the African Ministers for Urban Development Financing (AMUF) and in alignment with the GlobalABC initiative, Ghana is dedicated to decarbonizing the building and construction sector, recognizing the crucial role both play in our climate action endeavours.

Through collaboration with stakeholders, we aim to implement innovative solutions, embracing sustainable practices that reduce carbon emissions and enhance energy efficiency.

Furthermore, Ghana pledges its support for the “Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships” (CHAMP) and the “Urban Opportunity Fast Forward Initiative” (UFFI) for accelerated access to climate finance for sustainable urbanisation. By joining these initiatives, we anticipate valuable support in advancing our urban resilience agenda.

We envision UFFI and CHAMP as catalysts for transformative change, providing resources and expertise to fortify our cities against the adverse impacts of climate change.

As we engage in this global alliance, Ghana looks forward to not only contributing to UFFI and CHAMP’s objectives but also reaping the benefits of shared knowledge, technology transfer, and financial support.

We expect that through this collaboration, we will fortify our cities, making them more resilient to climate-related challenges while simultaneously fostering sustainable and inclusive urban development.

We support the request to include the Ministerial meeting on Urbanization and Climate change in the official agenda of future COPs.

Together, let us build a resilient and sustainable future for our urban landscapes.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Nana Kwaku Boffah

About admin

Check Also

“One of the keys to victory for NPP in 2024 is unity” – Bawumia to Committee Members

Spread the love The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential candidate, Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *