In his speech at the ongoing 26th edition of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the President of the Republic of Ghana expressed his disappointment with the most developed countries who have not kept their promises to help other countries in the fight against climate change.
“We are, naturally, very disappointed by the failure of the wealthy nations to honour their commitments of making available one hundred billion dollars (US$100 billion) annually to the poorer countries to assist us in the fight against climate change, and by the unavailability of the technology transfer that will help us find sustainable ways of charting a path out of this existential crisis”, Akufo-Addo said.
“Those same nations are, however, insisting that we abandon the opportunity for rapid development of our economies. That would be tantamount to enshrining inequality of the highest order, a totally unacceptable conclusion”, he hammered.
According to the Ghanian leader, “equitable and fair” solution must be found to level the playing field.
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“A solution that recognises the historical imbalances between the high emitters and low emitters. Ghana, therefore, supports the call for debt- for-climate swaps, which will address a multitude of issues in one fell swoop.”