Working in partnership with DfID and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), CPA UK hosted a capacity building programme on climate change for senior Members of the Parliament of Ghana 19-21 March 2012.
The delegation was made up of the Chairs, Ranking and other Members of several key environmental committees of the Parliament of Ghana, and the programme was designed with the aim of building awareness around the UK’s and Ghana’s national and parliamentary engagement with climate change decision-making and action.
Delegates met with Lord Steel of Aikenwood KT KBE PC and other members of the Ghana APPG, Joan Walley MP, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee and APPG on Climate Change, and Sir Robert Smith Bt MP, of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee. They attended sessions with key representatives of IIED and DfID to discuss their work and other issues such as forest management and urbanisation.
Whilst in the UK, the delegation also made field visits to community-based projects such as the Muswell Hill Low Carbon Zone, in order to explore community-led and smaller scale approaches.