A Rocha Ghana in partnership with the Christian Council of Ghana has organized a day seminar on climate change aimed at mobilizing Christian youth for climate action.
Dr. Antwi-Boasiako Amoah, Acting Director in charge of Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation, at the Environmental Protection Agency, spoke extensively on climate change and its impact on the social and economic development of Ghana.
Responses to climate change according to him, should be coordinated with social and economic development in an integrated manner with the view to avoiding adverse impacts on the climate systems.
In addressing the impact of climate change, Dr. Antwi-Boasiako said, it should take into account the legitimate priority needs of developing countries for the achievement of sustained economic growth and the eradication of poverty.
The largest share of historical and current global emissions of greenhouse gases, he indicated, originated in developed countries.
Per capita emissions in developing countries, Dr. Antwi-Boasiako further explained is still relatively low and that the share of global emissions originating in developing countries would grow to meet their social and development needs.
The global nature of climate change, he said, calls for the widest possible cooperation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response in accordance with their common but differentiated responsibilities and their social and economic conditions.
Apostle Samuel Gakpetor of the Church of Pentecost in charge of the Environmental Care Campaign in his delivery said it was important to take good care of God’s creations.
He said the church must lead the way when it comes to education, protection, and cleaning of the environment.
The church, he further stated, must provide the requisite funds for the protection and cleaning of the environment.
Source: Adovor Nutifafa