SEND Ghana

An environmental change money and responsibility commencement workshop has been held by SEND Ghana, a Non-legislative Organization, to accumulate contributions from partners on the potential methods of collecting monetary help for environment variation and alleviation exercises in Ghana.

The virtual beginning gathering hung on the title; “Homegrown Climate Finance Accountability Landscape (CFA) in Ghana”, would help the usage of a task that tries to attempt an appraisal of the environment money responsibility scene in Ghana.”

Ghana is relied upon to activate about $22.6 billion from both neighborhood and worldwide sources to execute its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The NDCs are techniques reserved by nations to help in adjusting the effect of environmental change.

Already, Ghana since last year, started discussions to look for ways of mobilising its local share of $6.3 billion to implement the NDCs.

Mr George Osei-Bimpeh, Country Director, SEND Ghana explained to the participants that in collaboration with the International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), SEND Ghana, was undertaking the assessment to serve as a basis for designing appropriate and relevant interventions that would promote accountable utilization of climate finance.

The purpose of the workshop, he said, was therefore, to introduce the project to stakeholders for their buy-ins and to generate information and feedback to strengthen the CFA assessment.

He said the action also formed part of the “Inclusive Budgeting and Financing for Climate Change in Africa” (IBFCCA) initiative.

He said IBFCCA initiative was a partnership project being implemented by the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) regional office in Addis, International Budget Partnership (IBP) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).

He said the broader objective would help promote climate resilience in Africa and support governments and other stakeholders to benefit from the opportunities of a just transition to a net-zero carbon future.

Also, IBFCCA was expected to support reforms to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation into the budget process, and to increase public accountability for climate-related public finance management.

Mr Osei-Bimpong clarified that the project would be conveyed through viable commitment with partners and would, among others, look at the current game plans for incorporating gender into environmental change planning, while at the same time investigating whether there were organizations and frameworks set up for environment related or gender-related spending plan and money accountability.

Moreover, it would explore the degree, to which women, especially the ones in destitution, have and access opportunities to take part in environment related planning and oversight measures.

He said activities implemented under the action were expected to contribute to increasing people understanding of the current climate finance accountability landscape as well as inform efforts to support government and non-government actors in African countries to establish and utilise the systems, processes, and practices to ensure that climate change financing was used accountably and transparently to address climate change concerns.

That, he said, would include; how funds meet climate-related needs of vulnerable populations.

There was also an aspect of Identifying future interventions that could help ensure that accountability actors, particularly Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Parliamentarians, and government auditors, have the information, opportunities, and capacity needed to contribute to more transparent and accountable use of climate finance.

He charged the participants to commit to supporting the successful implementation of the project, and generate information and feedback to strengthen the CFA assessment.

The members, which notwithstanding; state and non-state entertainers, for example, Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs), the Metropolitans, Municipalities, and Districts Assemblies, CSOs and the media dealing with environmental change and environmental change financing responsibility and straightforwardness, invited the Assessment project and submitted their availability to supporting it.

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