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Akufo-Addo Sends Message To World’s Wealthy Nations At UN Climate Change Conference

The 26th Climate Change Conference is currently ongoing at Glasgow, Scotland. The Summit seeks to provides solutions as the world changes as a result of climate change. The dangers are real and it will take the contribution of countries to fight against climate change. Humans have been seen as the main driver of climate change, primarily through the burning of fossil fuel, like coal, oil and gas, something which ends up producing heat trapping gases.

At today’s session a number of heads of states from a number of countries like Argentina, Madagascar, Columbia among others all got the chance to speak. However, it was Akufo-Addo’s speech that got many talking. The President of Ghana hit hard at wealthy nations for failing to provide economic assistance to Africans in fighting climate change. According to Akufo-Addo, there was a promise of $100 billion annually to fight climate change but this hasn’t happened.

He chastised those nations for turning around and calling Africans to abandoning the opportunity to grow their economy and focus on climate change. He noted that this was unfair and called for a level playing field. He explained that some countries are high emitters and cause climate change and so should be the main sponsors and not rather call for equal contribution from all countries.

President Akufo-Addo said that Ghana was committed to preserving a prosperous, greener and cleaner world which maintains the balance between the social economic of all nations rich and poor. The message of the president is seen to be bold as it was slightly different from what the other leaders said.

This bold statement will somewhat curb the brouhaha that had emerged yesterday after the president was allegedly caught sleeping at the summit. Many of the opposition side criticized the president for this and wondered what he was doing there if he needed to rest.

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