President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has urged developed countries to fulfill their financial commitments to assist Africa in combating climate change.
He claimed that, despite contributing little to global warming, Africa bears the brunt of the blame.
President Akufo-Addo stated at the 2023 Africa Climate Summit in Kenya that African countries were doing their part to build climate resilience, but that they needed international financial assistance to supplement their efforts.
“Once we strive to do our bit to haul climate change at the national level, we expect also a lot to be done at the international level. One major issue of concern to us is the need to streamline access to international climate finance to complement national funding.”
“I believe this forum will shed more light on practical ways to mobilize financial resources to support the implementation of national climate actions. Especially how we can guarantee a different future from the past and ensure that the commitments of the developed world towards climate finance, which have not been met in the past, will be met in the future,” he stated.