Abibiman Foundation wishes to congratulate the parliament and Government of Ghana for the ratification of the Paris Agreement. This is the first bold step in the quest for sustainable development and the pursuance of clean energy and to that extent, sustainable energy for all.
The parliament of Ghana officially ratified the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on the Thursday 4th of august 2016. This comes to play as we work towards achieving the sustainable development goals and to put an end to fossil fuels and move to cleaner forms of energy.
We recognizing that climate change represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies and the planet and this requires the widest possible cooperation by all countries and their participation in an effective and appropriate international response. Parliament’s ratification of the Paris Agreement now make it legally binding on us to pursue the agenda of the Paris Agreement.
This Agreement, in enhancing the implementation of the Convention, including its objective, aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, including by first of all, holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels, recognizing that this would significantly reduce the risks and impacts of climate change. Also, increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development, in a manner that does not threaten food production; making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.
This Agreement will be implemented to reflect equity and the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities, in the light of different national circumstances. Abibimman Foundation recognizes the efforts of Government in its quest to address the issues of climate change which the country now faces its effects across the various sectors. The energy sector is one of the worst hit by climate change as the country struggles to put an end to the power crisis through some interventions. We therefore congratulate the government and also express our support to the government in ensuring the best for our communities and work towards achieving the sustainable development goals.
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