Tuesday, March 20, 2012

UNDP commends Ghana for its climate resilient policy

GhanaWeb: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Monday commended government for taking the initiative to develop a climate resilient low carbon growth path within the context of National Climate Change Policy Framework.

“In view of this UNDP will continue to support Ghana to implement the necessary strong and strategic responses to financing the country’s reaction to climate change,” Mr Jeremias Bliaser, UNDP Deputy Country Director stated at the on-going international conference in Accra.

The three-day conference is focusing on; “Leveraging Public Financing to Catalyse Private Sector Engagement in Climate Resilient Development,” is organized by the UNDP Environment and Energy Group, Africa Adaptation Programme and Environmental Protection Agency.

Mr Bliaser noted that the scale of climate change problem and necessary solution needed means that a short-term ad-hoc approach will not be sufficient, “it is now urgent to develop a vision of climate finance architecture in Ghana.

“We need to put in place a system that will not only enable the country to mobilize investments from all potential sources but also that has a robust delivery mechanism to effectively address the adaptation needs of communities, particularly those that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change”...

Palm oil production in Ghana, shot by oneVillage Initiative, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

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