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Gov’t discusses climate adaptation plans

The government of Ghana has committed to a set of 31 adaptation and mitigation initiatives, which will be implemented under the “10 year climate actions” plan. The plan aims to put the country on a sustainable path by lowering greenhouse gas emissions and contributing to global efforts to keep global temperatures below 1.50 degrees Celsius.

This was the outcome of a private investment mobilization capacity training workshop in alternative urban waste management, organized on Tuesday in Accra by the CSIR-Institute of Industrial Research (CSIR-IIR).
17 stakeholders from MMDS and other private organizations in Accra attended the two-day pilot capacity training event.

Mrs Maame Adwoa Bentuma Animpong, the project leader from CSIR-IIR, revealed at the workshop on Tuesday that it was aimed to bring on board the private sector engagement, investment, and assistance in adaptation to ensure that the environment was not polluted and safe to live in.

The goal, according to Mrs. Bentuma Animpong, was to achieve development results while also contributing to a 45 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions (via the implementation of 31 mitigation and adaptation initiatives) during a ten-year period.

According to her, the program aimed to build on the foundation and broad outcomes gained through low-emission capacity-building programs.

Dr. Kofi Ampomah-Benefo, a senior scientist at the CSIR-IIR, stated that the objectives of the training curriculum in alternative urban waste management would be devised and adopted for both in-house and virtual learning.

Two community of interest/stakeholder engagement workshops, he said, would be held to examine the curriculum draft as well as modular tools and templates.

Mr Benefo stated that a certification for a structured training program would be designed for governmental, business, and civil society organizations in the country to help increase the mainstreaming of low emission development strategies (LEDS) in the country’s development agenda.

According to him, a pilot project in alternative urban waste management will be implemented, followed by a series of training programs aimed at improving the effectiveness of policies and institutions in mainstreaming mitigation activities and targets into sectorial and national plans.


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