RELBONET Partners in Germany Visit Ghana

A delegation of partners of the Religious Bodies Network on Climate Change [RELBONET] from the Bremen Mission in Germany have interacted with officials in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum Resources, and the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology in Accra, Monday 18th August.

The delegates, numbering five are Annegret, Christine, Emmanuel, Heinrich and Helmut. They are Climate Change e-waste-Agbogbloshieand Environment Programme managers of their respective churches in Germany. The churches are the Evangelical Church of Bremen, the Evangelical Church in Lippe, the Lutheran Church in Oldenburg, and the Reformed Church in Leer.

The delegation was led round Accra by RELBONET’s Chairman, Sheikh Yacoub Abban and National Coordinator, Mr Charles Agboklu. The delegates learned about the key issues of Climate Change for Ghana and the policies which have been designed in response to the problem. They also shared views on important global issues of Climate Change with the officials.

Director in charge of Climate Change and Adaptation at the Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology, Mr. Peter Dery presented copies of Ghana’s Climate Change Policy to the delegates after giving an overview of the policy.

Next, the delegates called on the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr. Nuhu Sharubutu in Fadama, Accra. They commended the religious organisations that united to work together as one body to address the Climate Change challenge in Ghana.

The delegation and the RELBONET management committee shared ideas on Climate Change challenges and responses in Germany and Ghana.

They visited the waste dump in Agbogbloshie to observe the open and uncontrolled dumping and burning of e-waste.

Ch. Imam Office

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