Prez Akufo-Addo to speak on sustainable energy at COP27

Prez Akufo-Addo to speak on sustainable energy at COP27

Ghana’s president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Saturday, November 5, 2022 as head of the country’s delegation to the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

The President was accompanied by Shirley Ayorkor Botchey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration; Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy; Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation; Samuel A. Jinapor, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources; and officials from the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

At the COP, President Akufo-Addo is scheduled to make a statement on Ghana’s position on climate change and the measures put in place to combat the threat it poses.

The summit began November 6, 2022 with the primary goal of ensuring full implementation of the Paris Agreement, which seeks to strengthen the global response to climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

The meeting will last until November 18, 2022, and is expected to be one of the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent memory.

President Akufo-Addo would also make five separate statements on Ghana’s efforts to protect its forests and oceans, on sustainable energy and the energy transition, and on the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit, which would be held on the sidelines of the COP 27.

President Akufo-Addo would then travel to New York to preside over a high-level UN Security Council debate convened by Ghana on November 10, 2022, as part of Ghana’s Council Presidency for the month of November.

The President is scheduled to return to Ghana on November 11, 2022. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President would act in his stead.

Source: Energy Ghana



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