Thursday, November 15, 2012

Ghana's climate change adaptation strategy launched

Ghana News Agency: The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology on Wednesday launched the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) Guidelines for Acquisition of Environmental Permits for Compost Projects Documents and Accessing the Global Carbon Credit Using Composting Guideline and Process in Koforidua.

 The main objectives stated in the NCCAS document are to improve societal awareness and preparedness for climate change, enhance the mainstreaming of climate change into national development planning.

Ms Sherry Ayittey, the Sector Minister, in a speech read on her behalf, noted that climate change was a major developmental issue since it affected ecosystems and socio-economic well-being of people in the world over. “This is because climate change has resulted in increases temperature and changes of rainfall pattern”.

She said there was the need to respond with urgent action both at the national and international level-including helping the most vulnerable with the right and timely information that would assist them to adapt to the impact of climate change and making progress on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.

Ms Ayittey said to that effect Ghana in 2008 with financial support from the Climate Change and Development Programme-Adapting by Reducing Vulnerability (CC-DARE) Project, commenced the preparation of the National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy Document....

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