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“Climate Change does not respect boundaries” – Dr Kwaku Afriyie

A delegation from the World Bank lead by its Country Director, Mr Pierre Laporte has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Kwuku Afriyie in his office, Accra.

The two held biliteral discussions focused on sustainable land use, climate change mitigation, Artisanal small-scale mining, agriculture, plastic waste management as well as Ghana’s Nationally Determined Contributions (GH-NDCs).

Briefing the delegations, Dr. Afriyie said Climate Change does not respect boundaries, hence, Ghana is open to collaborate with relevant stakeholders to mitigate its effects to leave a good climate for the next generation.

On his part, the World Bank Country Director, Mr Pierre Laporte, noted that climate change was a critical area for the World Bank, therefore, the institution was ready to support the country to address its environmental issues including Artisanal small-scale mining, Agriculture, and plastic waste.

The World Bank is assisting Ghana with U$D 29.6 million to improve the livelihood of several communities in the Northern Sector of Ghana especially women, children, and farmers though the introduction of technologies and innovations under the Sustainable Land and Water Management Project.