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Business News of Monday, 23 September 2019


Climate Change impact on Agric in Africa excessive – UNDP Boss

Silke Hollander, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ghana Resident Representative, has observed the climate change is having huge negative impact on Agriculture especially in Africa.

Addressing a youth gathering on the theme Climate Action at the 2019 Social Good Summit (SGS) held in the Bank of Ghana Auditorium, University of Ghana-Legon, she said Africa as a continent is venerable to the consequences of climate change.

“Climate change is being referred to as the defining development challenge of our time; and, sadly, Africa as a continent is very vulnerable to its consequences, particularly in regard to impacts on Agriculture. In Ghana, 44 percent have not heard of climate change,” she said.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), organised the 10th edition of the Social Good Summit (SGS) on climate action to open up conversations happening at the UN General Assembly.

The aim of the Social Good Summit is to dialogue with the relevant stakeholders whose mandate it is to protect the environment, and to sensitise the youth on implications of their actions and the need to help in safeguarding the environment.

SGS is a youth programme that started ten years ago as a collaborative effort by the UNDP, Mashable, United Nations Foundation and 92nd Street Y to provide the space for different voices to be heard on selected themes for each year to open up the UN General Assembly in New York.