The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Samuel Abu Jinapor on Saturday, November 12, 2022, co-chaired the first ministerial meeting of the Forests and Climate Leaders’ Partnership (FCLP) with the United States’ Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Secretary John Kerry.

This is the Minister’s final participation at the ongoing COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Eqypt.

The meeting, which was attended by twenty-eight (28) Ministers and five observer countries, was to develop a framework for 2023 and beyond to achieve the objectives of the partnership.

In his remarks, Mr. Jinapor pledged the commitment of the Government of President Akufo-Addo to work with members of the Partnership to deliver on forests and nature-based solutions to climate change.

Jinapor, John Kerry co-chair first ministerial meeting of 'Forests & Climate Leaders’ Partnership'

He also assured that he will use his role on the new partnership to showcase Ghana’s climate actions and that of other countries as they synergize to work on addressing forest loss.

He said forests and nature-based solutions can deliver up to a third of global climate solutions, and “Ghana, as a respected member of the international community, is fully committed to supporting global climate action”.

The FCLP is a new political forum that brings together governments and partners to work to implement solutions that reduce forest loss, increase restoration, and support sustainable development.

Jinapor, John Kerry co-chair first ministerial meeting of 'Forests & Climate Leaders’ Partnership'

It creates a platform for Heads of State and Governments

and their Ministers to combine their political efforts to accelerate global action to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, while delivering sustainable development and promoting an inclusive rural transformation.

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