Paris Climate Change Agreement: Implications for Ghana

30 May 2017
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Summary

Political parties play a crucial role in advocating for change and promoting ideas, concepts and solutions for Ghana’s future economic, political and environmental development. UNDP recognizes that Political parties are government in waiting and their actions today could transform to become public policies in future. As political parties campaigned for political power in the lead up to the December 2016 elections, it was crucial that the public was informed about various political parties’ plans as contained in their various manifestoes on climate change and environmental challenges affecting Ghana. It was also essential that political parties are well informed on ways to tackle climate change issues as policy makers and governments in waiting.

It was based on this that UNDP convened a Policy Dialogue on Climate Change titled: Paris Climate Change Agreement: Implications for Ghana as part of its “Nkitahodie” Policy Dialogue Series. Representatives from five man political parties; the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), the National Democratic Congress (NDC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP), the Peoples National Convention (PNC) and the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) and other civil society groups came together with key experts to interrogate the implications of Paris Climate Change Agreement on Ghana and proffer solutions to various climate and environmental challenges affecting Ghana

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