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University President Urges Ghana to be Sensitive to Climate Change

Speaking to Xinhua on the sides of the launching of Ghana’s Climate Innovation Center (CNC), the stakeholders believed a lot more needed to be done to raise the sensitivity of the nation.

Patrick Awuah, President of Ashesi University, said Ghana needed to be a lot more sensitive to the issue of Climate Change and its impact.

“I think that the example from Denmark where they’ve been able to almost double their economy without doubling their energy use is a very instructive one. How can we conserve energy and use energy in an efficient way so that we can grow our economy more affordably without bringing in more fossil fuel and adding to the problem?” he asked.

Awuah also called for energy-efficient buildings which would use less energy so as to save the environment, adding that the establishment of Ghana CIC by Ashesi University was to help entrepreneurs who would help grow the economy in a climate sensitive and climate smart manner.

The Aspen Institute

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