United Nations warned global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius would have disasterious consequences
Abesim-Sunyani, July 10, 2023
The United Nations has warned that if global warming is allowed to rise above 1.5 degrees Celsius, it would have disasterious consequences.
The Ministry of Transport on Monday revealed at the Bono Regional stakeholders consultative meeting held at Abesim near Sunyani.
The meeting was to collect inputs on the implementation of the Electric Vehicles (EVs) Policy, a national move to switch from fuel powered vehicles to electric vehicles to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emission and mitigate the negative impact of climate change.
It was organized by the Transport Ministry in partnership with the Ministry of Energy to strengthen the National EVs Policy for Ghana to better position herself in the transition from the usage of fuel powered to electric vehicle.
Mr. Derick Kwarteng, Head of Audit at the Transport Ministry said experts has clearly stated that “emission from vehicles are not only bad for our planet, but also bad to our health”.
He explained that air pollution have been blamed for cases of asthma, pre-mature birth and others.
Mr. Kwarteng noted the high dependancy on fuels combined with other factors such as traffic congestion has resulted in the transport sector becoming the net emitter of GHG.
Ghana is therefore committed to switch to electric vehicle uses and achieve 15% reduction in Greenhouse Gases (GHG) emission by 2030 to improve human health.
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