Africa and developing countries urged to move away from high carbon economies

Climate-ChangeAfrican countries have been urgedĀ  to move away from a high carbon economy to a low carbon economy for sustainable development and improved climate.

Climate change is recognized in most parts of the globe as one of the most complex, multi- faceted and serious threats that the world is currently facing.

In response to the increasing rate of climate change the world over, a forum known as the International Community was established in 1992 by the United Nations as a global framework to address the climate change programme.

Speaking on the sidelines of a forum on climate change in Accra, the Resident Director for Friedrich- Ebert Foundation, Daniela Kuzu noted that, Ghana as a country has a lot more to do in dealing with climate change.

He says financial setback has been the major challenge in dealing with climate change the world over, and Ghana is no exception.

Also speaking on Live Fm’s NEWS WATCH, the General Secretary for the General Agricultural Workers Union of Ghana Trades Union congress, Kingsley Ofei- Nkansah called for intense education and well structured reforms to deal with climate change.

Meanwhile the Environmental Protection Agency has said policies and measures to protect the climate system against human induced change should be appropriate for the specific conditions of each country or society.

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