Ghana to host non state actors’ summit on Climate Change
Ghana will later in October this year host an all non- state actors summit dubbed "Climate Chance summit" to discuss ways players can contribute towards the fight against climate change on the African continent.
Date Created : 3/1/2019 8:34:24 AM : Story Author : Christian Kpesese/ghanadistricts.com.
The summit to be co-organised by the National Association of Local Authorities of Ghana (NALAG) and the Climate Chance Association is expected bring together some one thousand (1000) non- state actors with varied backgrounds including local governments, trade unions,businesses, environmental related civil society groups, farmers, researchers, educators, women and youth organisations among others from the African continent and beyond.
Speaking at the launch of the Climate Chance summit- Africa 2019 in Accra, President of NALAG, Felix Mensah Nii Anang-La said the summit will highlight the engagement of Ghana and African actors in fighting climate change.
The Summit he stated is aimed at reinforcing the roadmaps of the various actors who are involved in key climate action in the areas of energy, griculture, finance, mobility, urban planning and many more to help mobilize local governments and non-state actors in Tue fight against the climate change canker on the continent of Africa.
Mr Felix Mensah who is also the Chief Executive of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly said the Accra event is expected to result in the launch of a call for proposals of good practices on Climate action on the continent and help prepare specific messages on Africa to help highlight it's engagement, achievements, identify demands and specific propositions of the indigenous actors in the fight.
On his part, President of the Climate Chance Association, Senator Ronan Dantec said the objective of the association is to lobby the collective strength of all non-state actors to help tackle to effects of Climate.
Ghana he said is a good example for Africa in the fight against Climate change.
The summit he said will discuss ways to secure funding for action by the non-state actors.
Africa he said is a strategic member of the global organisation who has shown interest in providing solution to the ensuring adaptation and
mitigation and emphasised the need for Africa to integrate its agenda on Climate change.
According to him the October Africa summit is unique due to the topics to be discussed.
These include access to climate finance in Africa, sustainable African cities development, Agriculture, food and reforestation, renewable
energy and energy efficiency in Africa and sustainable mobility and transport in Africa.
The rest are adaptation and water in Africa, sustainable building and construction, education and training in Africa and what data to measure
the greenhouse gas emission on the African.
Africa has become the worst victim of the devastating effects of Climate change hence the urgent need for all stakeholders to pull resources and knowledge together to help address the challenge.
Suggestions made during African non state actors Summit is therefore expected to meaningfully contribute towards the fight against Climate