Mr. Desmond Appiah, the Chief Sustainability and C40 City Advisor to the Mayor of Accra have disclosed that the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (A.M.A) is developing greening initiatives that could improve on the environment.
Speaking at the Global Climate Action Summit held in Accra during the weekend which was organized by 350 G-ROC, he said A.M.A is planning on organizing workshops to meet with stakeholders to develop a Climate Change Action Plan for the City of Accra.
This will enable Accra to achieve a low carbon future and to meet the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement and to target emissions reduction measures.
Mr Lovans Owusu Takyi, the Director of the Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environmental Solutions (ISEES), said government and relevant stakeholders ought to consider developing innovative challenges or competitions that would help to train young people in design systems, and be able to come out with solutions within the energy, climate and waste industries, which provides numerous potentials and opportunities for young people to become innovative.
He noted that, young people, when made aware of the opportunities within the renewable energy industry, could begin designing African-made renewable energy solution, because most renewable energy solutions used in the country were imported.
Mr Owusu Takyi said the youth needs skills training, in both technical and entrepreneurship, adding that young people could visit the ISEES website to access the ‘African Energy Generation Prise’ and get themselves trained in some income earning skills.
The Global Climate Action Summit is in line with the Governor of California, Jerry Brown’s goal to demonstrate an unstoppable wave of climate action from non-state actors – and to catalyse participants to step up ambition.
By: Latifa Carlos