The climate change model needs to be reviewed – Zanetor Rawlings

Klottey-Korle MP Zanetor Rawlings has argued for a change in the model used to tackle climate change in the country.

The current model in place to address climate change is government-to-government cooperation.

Speaking on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, Dr Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings said the current model places a lot of emphasis on the executive and should therefore be decentralized to MPs to lead the charge in tackling climate change.

She explained that her assertion is based on the fact that “MPs are representatives of part of this country and their constituents and we have direct contact with our constituents.”

According to the legislator, MPs have a responsibility to ensure that their constituents have access to climate change mitigation technologies and resources.

“Mr. President, the current model of government-to-government cooperation on climate-related issues, which places too much emphasis on the role of the executive at the expense of MPs, needs to be reconsidered,” he said. she said while contributing to comments made by fellow MP for Nsawam/Adoagyiri constituency, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, on climate change issues.

She also suggested that the government adopt the Ugandan Climate Act, which states that no budget of any ministry, government department or agency will be approved unless details of its impact on change are given. climate change and its contribution to mitigating climate impact are examined.

According to angelonline, Dr Agyemang Rawlings on the floor of the House also called for the promotion of renewable energy and technology not to be so costly “that it becomes an abstract concept for the average person in our various countries”. .

She lamented the extent to which Africa is suffering from climate change despite being responsible for only 2% of carbon and other harmful emissions.

Because of the aforementioned point, she believes that the support of the European Union (EU) and other more industrialized countries to African states is more than just a profit motive for them, but also a moral responsibility for those who contribute the most to global pollution. to have a greater responsibility to ensure that less industrialized nations have access to affordable and simple climate preservation technology.

She noted that “as we look to COP 27 [the 27th annual UN meeting on climate]I pray that we fight for this continent to ensure that we do not end up at the bottom of the food chain again as we have been in the whole race for fossil fuels.

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Teresa H. Sadler