The World Bank Country Director, Pierre Laporte, at the launch of the Ghana Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR), stated that ‘only prompt action can change the climate change trajectory’. He went on to explain that without action, one million people would fall into poverty due to erratic precipitation, rising temperatures, land degradation and pollution.
Moderated by the Executive Director of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), the World Bank partnered with the GCIC to launch the CCDR, which develops on the implications of a Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Development (CRLCD) pathway, that will foster more green, resilient, and inclusive growth in Ghana; and explores the ways in which Ghana can pursue its development objectives while considering the challenges of climate change and the opportunities from the transition.
In the Opening Remarks, The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Honorable Sam Jinapor, emphasized that 85% of Ghanaians depend on the forest for some form of sustenance and that with climate issues having reached a tipping point it is important for Climate change and development to be intertwined to eradicate poverty and hunger.
Lorenzo Carrera, the Sector Leader Sustainable Development, in his presentation, of the report listed seven key points that #Ghana could focus on to change its challenges into opportunities.