Gov’t outlines roadmap for climate finance and sustainable dev’t


The Ministry of Finance has unveilled a comprehensive strategy to utilise financial instruments, public-private partnerships and international assistance to channel investments into green projects.

This demonstrates the country’s commitment to advancing climate finance and reducing emissions across economic sectors.

The ambitious plan took centre-stage at the pivotal COP28 side-event hosted by the ministry on collaborative pathways to climate prosperity. Ghanaian officials highlighted the country’s proactive leadership in pioneering sustainable development solutions amid the intricacies of global climate finance systems.

The gathering brought together government heads, private financial groups, development partners and civic leaders to align on innovative climate funding approaches, in line with nation’s growth and conservation objectives.

Key stakeholders from institutions including the Environmental Protection Agency, Ecobank Ghana and Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund discussed pathways to attract financing for renewables, sustainable agriculture, ecosystem protection and climate adaptation through instruments like green bonds, carbon markets, blended finance and public-private partnerships.

The rich discussions underscored government’s pledge to embed these emerging funding models across sectors through policy and institutional reforms, as a means of hastening the country’s transition to inclusive, climate-resilient prosperity.

New partnerships solidified between public and private institutions at the meeting have kindled hope for unified climate action within Ghana, and globally across borders and industries. As COP28 drew to a close, Ghana’s visionary leadership in collaborative climate finance and its resolve to forge ahead with implementation remained a beacon.

The commitments made and partnerships cemented at the ministry’s forum breathed renewed inspiration into global climate action by exemplifying the power of visionary leadership, multisector dialogue, policy reform and collective responsibility to drive financial flows decisively toward climate stability for prosperous, sustainable development.

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