Former Pres. Kufuor attends climate change conference

IMG_3141 (1)Former President John Agyekum Kufuor, left Accra on Wednesday night for Paris, France, to participate conferences on climate change and investment opportunities.

Former President Kufuor would speak at the International Climate Change conference, organised by the ‘Coalition of Progressives for Climate’ at the French National Assembly, which would discuss national and international solutions to problems associated with climate change.

A statement issued by Spokesperson, and Special Aide to the former President, Frank Agyekum, and copied The Ghanaian Times, said participants were expected ‘’to bring out new ideas and put together proposals to tackle climate change, without compromising the objectives of social justice and human development.”

It said the outcome of the meeting would be presented to the world summit on climate change to be held next December in Paris, where legally binding agreements would be reached among nations in the fight against climate change.

The statement said, the meeting, to be opened by French Foreign Minister, Mr. Laurent Fabius, would be addressed by Mr. Karl Offmann, former President of Mauritius, and Mr. Ricardo Lagos, former President of Chile, among a host of climate change experts from across the world.

It said former President Kufuor, who would be out of Ghana for 10 days, was expected to also speak on, “What new political dynamics are needed to reach an effective agreement in 2015?” and highlight the need for concerted political action among world leaders to help combat the devastation by climate change.

The statement said at the Investment Forum being organised by the Meridian Group, an investment advisory body, former President Kufuor would speak on the need for governments and businesses to team up in the fight against climate change.

By Times Reporter  

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