Bonn, Germany – September 28, 2023
Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, distinguished as Ghana’s Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, and concurrently the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Ghana, recently played a pivotal role in a prestigious roundtable discussion. This high-level discourse centered on fostering innovation in sustainable chemistry within economic and industrial sectors. The occasion was hosted as part of the ongoing International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM5).
The illustrious gathering witnessed the participation of notable global leaders, among them Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Inger Anderson, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and Sheffield Lemke, Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection. Furthermore, numerous other influential figures graced this critical discussion with their presence.
The event served as an invaluable platform for advancing leadership initiatives and promoting solutions aimed at addressing environmental challenges inherent in value chains. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie’s active engagement underscored Ghana’s unwavering commitment to sustainable development and responsible environmental stewardship.
Notably, during the course of the day, Minister Dr. Kwaku Afriyie and his team held a bilateral meeting with Inger Anderson, the Executive Director of UNEP. This collaborative exchange focused on key environmental issues, including chemical waste management, innovative plastic waste recycling models, climate-related concerns, and the preservation of biodiversity.