Ghana Regional Roadshows on Climate Change

Oct 31, 2016

This portrait of an African woman in traditional colorful clothing is happy with excitement.

 

Accra – October 31.

Raising awareness among the Ghanaian population on the Paris Climate Change Agreement and its implications for Ghana, was a key goal when the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), led by the H.E Minister Mahama Ayariga, launched the “Regional Climate Change Roadshow” in May earlier this year.  
 
The Roadshows aimed to exchange knowledge and create awareness amongst key stakeholders such as regional government representatives and agencies, traditional authorities, private sector, civil societies, research institutions and the general public.  The roadshow, which covered all regions of Ghana and just concluded in October, drew more than 1,000 participants. 
 
In addition to providing information on the Paris Agreement and discussing climate impacts and NDC implementation, the objective of the regional roadshow was to obtain inputs from regions for Ghana’s implementation action plan which is currently being developed by MESTI and Environmental Protection Agency with support from the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building Programme.