Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Adaptation costs for Ghana

Roberta Ollenu in AllAfrica.com via Public Agenda (Ghana): The Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Hon. Sherry Ayitey has said that a preliminary draft analysis yet to be reviewed by the World Bank suggests that annual cost of adaptation programmes under climate change for Ghana in the areas of Agriculture, Coastal Zone, Energy, Transport (Roads), social and regional integration is between US$300 to US$400 million per year from 2010 to 2050.

Hon Ayitey expressed concern that it is not only deforestation and soil degradation which results in more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. According to her, activities from farming to refrigeration results in emissions of several other powerful greenhouse gases. Increase in combustion of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas released more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere compounded and accelerated the atmospheric "greenhouse effect."

Madam Ayitey made these remarks at a national climate change forum, on the theme. "The Impact of Climate Change at the National Conference Center in Accra during the week"….

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