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Accra Mayor, AfDB Named Among World’s 100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy

Mayor of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Mohammed Adjei Sowah

Accra, Ghana, March 21, 2019//-The Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei Sowah and the Director for Climate Change and Green Growth of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Professor Anthony Nyong, have been nominated  , as two of the ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy 2019’ by Apolitical, a peer-to-peer learning platform for governments.

Mr Adjei was recognised for his role in addressing issues relating to climate change, poverty and hunger in the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

While Prof Nyong, a pioneering and globally recognized climate change expert, was named among the top 20 on the prestigious listing announced Wednesday in London.

Lisa Witter, Apolitical’s Executive Chairman said: “The need to reduce greenhouse gas emission is urgent. 174 countries and the EU agreed to act at the Paris Agreements. At Apolitical, we highlight the good work that government does and help it to become even better.

By showcasing these climate policy leaders, we hope to encourage more collaboration and exchange to accelerate the effective response to the global climate threat.”

“We are delighted by this nomination of one of our own to this list,” Bank Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Amadou Hott said. “It is a worthy recognition of his – and the Bank’s -commitment to respond to climate change threats on our continent, which remains disproportionately affected.”

Apolitical’s ‘100 Most Influential People in Climate Policy’ list celebrates inspirational leaders, politicians, advocates, youth activists, academics and diplomats from all over the world whose work is indispensable to raising awareness, such as Greta Thunberg, the 16 year old Swedish activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, who sparked off a worldwide movement to fight against global warming, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest ever US Congresswoman and lead advocate of the Green New Deal, Patricia Espinosa, and David Attenborough, world-renowned British historian.
The list was compiled from hundreds of nominations from governments, international organisations and academia, including the UNDP, Harvard, Oxford, Bloomberg, the Climate Action Network.

“It is an honour to be acknowledged amongst such an influential list of leaders who are passionate and actively working to influence policy and make a tangible difference towards addressing global climate change,” said Prof Nyong.
Click here (https://bit.ly/2Wax4qn) to see full list.

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