President Akufo-Addo has left Accra, leading Ghana’s delegation to the World Leaders’ Summit of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), being held from 31st October to 3rd November, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland.

The COP26 Summit, which is one of the largest gatherings of world leaders, will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The President will deliver a statement on Ghana’s position on Climate Change, as well as measures put in place to combat the threat it poses.

He will also deliver three separate statements on efforts Ghana is making to protect her forests and ocean, and participate in the Africa Adaptation Acceleration Summit, being held on the sidelines of COP 26. Whilst in Glasgow, President Akufo-Addo will hold bilateral meetings with Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta; Prime Minister of Norway, Jonas GahrStøre; Prime Minister of Malta, Robert Abela, the British Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Elizabeth Truss and the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Raphael Mariano Grossi.

The President was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Energy, Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor, and officials of the Presidency and Foreign Ministry.

The President will return to Ghana on Thursday, 4th November 2021. In his absence, the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, shall, in accordance with Article 60(8) of the Constitution, act in his stead.

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