The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Hajia Alima Mahama has called on various stakeholders to include climate change actions in their development plans.
Speaking at the ongoing 2019 Africa climate change Summit, the Minister said that these plans would help to identify and address national climate change integration and adaptation priorities.
“I am therefore calling on all citizens and local government to integrate climate change actions in their development plans. This will mean they will be addressing several objectives including fighting climate change in a comprehensive manner to providing safe, efficient, sufficient, clean and affordable energy to the population especially the poor and the vulnerable, reducing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and also contributing to identifying and addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation priorities.”
Last week there was a one-day summit organised by UN Secretary-General, António Guterres to reiterate the alarming threat of climate change.
Ahead of the meeting, scientists warned that the signs and impacts of global warming were worsening.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), for example, noted that the amount of carbon dioxide going into the atmosphere between 2015 and 2019 had grown by 20% compared with the previous five years.