Jubilee House, the seat of the presidency, will soon be powered by solar energy, as an example to other institutions or public buildings.
The possibility of using nuclear energy, President Akufo-Addo said, is being considered, with a nature-based solution also at the heart of Ghana’s climate action.
“We have placed a ban on illegal mining, the phenomenon we call ‘galamsey’, which has been destroying our water bodies, vegetation and our forests.
“Some 20,000 young people have been employed to help restore our degraded lands, and have, so far, planted trees covering an area of 190,000 hectares,” he added.
President Akufo-Addo was speaking at the 2nd Africa Climate Chance Summit held in Accra.
Major policy interventions such as the programme for “Planting for Food and Jobs”, “One District, One Factory”, “One Village, One Dam”, have been implemented not only to boost agricultural production, industrialisation and rural development, but also to build our resilience to the impacts of climate change.
“I have also established an Advisory Group of prominent, private sector chief executives, who are setting up a $100 million SDGs Delivery Fund and a $200 million Green Fund, to complement government’s efforts at tackling climate change, and funding the implementation of the SDGs,” the President said.
He, thus, urged African leaders gathered at the Conference Centre to prioritise climate actions in their local plans.
“Let us take action to reduce carbon emission in our cities, and let us be part of the solution to providing a better future for our children and subsequent generations to come.
“Implementation and combating the effects of Climate Change must be everyone’s business,” the President added.