On Saturday, November 5, 2022, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of the Republic, departed Ghana to represent Ghana in the delegation to the World Leaders’ Summit of the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 27), which was taking place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change will bring parties together at the COP 27 Summit, one of the biggest meetings of world leaders, to accelerate efforts toward the goals of the Paris accord.
The President will make a statement outlining Ghana’s stance on climate change and the steps taken to mitigate the threat it poses.
Additionally, he will participate in the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit, which is taking place in conjunction with COP 27, and make five (5) different speeches on the work Ghana is making to safeguard its forests and seas, on sustainable energy, and on the energy transition.
As part of the agenda for Ghana’s Presidency of the Council for the month of November 2022, President Akufo-Addo will preside over the High Level UN Security Council discussion in New York on November 10, 2022.
The President was accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Shirley Ayorkor Botchey; the Minister for Energy, Hon. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP; the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP; the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor, MP; and official of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.
The Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall function in the President’s absence in line with Article 60(8) of the Constitution until the President’s return to Ghana on Friday, November 11, 2022.