By Bright Ntramah
President Akufo-Addo has been selected as Chairman of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet.
President Akufo-Addo takes over as Chairman, following the end of Bangladesh’s two-year term as Chair of the Forum, which serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with climate change.
The President, in his remarks, congratulated Bangladesh, and, in particular, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, for the leadership skills demonstrated during his tenure. Describing Climate Change as ”the biggest threat to the realisation of the SDGs”.
The President said it has become an issue of grave concern to leaders across the world, especially for those classified as vulnerable nations, as it has considerable impact on the fundamentals required for survival on earth.
As Chairman of the Forum, President Akufo-Addo gave the assurance that Ghana will make the increment of adaptation financing a major priority and help to unlock the Loss and Damage Fund, which will provide compensation to developing countries for damages, as a result of climate impacts.
The President called on ”all partners in the global Community to lend full support to this development, as well as the realization of vulnerable nations’ valiant efforts to develop prosperity plans”.