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Ghanaian president wants African leaders to prioritize combating climate change

ACCRA, Ghana – The president of Ghana, Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on African leaders and countries to prioritize and commit to combatting climate change and global warming.

Akufo-Addo said on Thursday that strengthens the fight against climate change will rescue the African continent from the effects of carbon emissions.

Opening the ongoing three-day second

The Ghanaian leader made the remarks during the Africa Climate Chance Summit in Accra, Ghana.

The astute Ghanaian leader added that only determined actions are necessary to succeed in the fight against climate change, since, according to him, “climate change poses the greatest threat to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

“We, in Africa, suffer the most because our weak economies are most susceptible to the effects of climate change, and our capacity to withstand its damage is low,” he said.

“We need to take practical and proactive steps to curb human activities that are endangering our planet,” Akufo-Addo added.

The Africa Climate Chance Summit brought together leaders of African cities with a goal to discuss and formulate strategies for contributing to international climate change adaptation and mitigation programs.

The urgency to reduce carbon emission in African cities and countries, the president said, is to make the current generation part of the efforts to provide a better future for their children and generations to come.

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Ben Mabande

Ben Mabande is a researcher and senior contributing reporter with Globe Afrique Media.

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