Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources responsible for Lands and Forestry has identified the inclusion of all persons as a key feature of Ghana’s ramped up strategy and efforts in building a resilient climate condition capable of withstanding climate change crisis.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel A. Jinapor, has launched the Asunafo-Asutifi Landscape Programme, a Cocoa Forest Initiative (CFI) 2.0, aimed at enhancing forest conservation, landscape restoration and supporting the livelihood of forest communities.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor, has expressed optimism that the 28th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28) will serve as a pivotal moment to increase investments for the financing of initiatives centred on nature and forests.
The Forestry Commission, under the auspices of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, has signed Emission Reductions Payment Agreement (ERPA) with Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator Incorporated (Emergent), a US-based non-profit organisation that serves as the convenor and coordinator of the Lowering Emissions by Accelerating Forest Finance (LEAF) Coalition.
Hon. Benito Owusu-Bio, the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources in charge of Lands and Forestry has made a strong case for Ghana and Ivory Coast to strengthen collaborative efforts towards the production of cocoa and the protection of their respective forest reserves.