Ghanaian musician Okyeame Kwame has been tasked by Climate Clock, a global climate initiative, to lead a tree-planting campaign in Ghana
The launch of the programme took place on Thursday, August 12, 2021, at the City Triangle in Accra.
It was attended by Fritz Moses (Institute of Energy and Security) a representative from Global Climate Clock, the Mayor of Accra, Mohammed Adjei-Sowah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwasi Agyeman, and Agyei Tawiah, Municipal Chief Executive of Korley Klottey.
Others were Mrs. Jennifer Brock, Green Accra Project coordinator, Climate Change Ambassador Okyeame Kwame, Bossman Owusu, Communications Manager-West Africa Solidaridad, and an international delegation from Climate Clock.
Ghana becomes the first country in Africa to launch the Climate Clock initiative in the ongoing Global Climate Change fight.
Speaking at the launch, Okyeame Kwame promised to push the message of Climate Change across the country.
“A wise man once said that we do not inherit this earth from our forefathers. We rent it from our unborn children. So it is our responsibility to for nothing at all, if we are not able to make it better than we found it, leave it the way it is,” he said.
He added that is about time people took up the Climate Clock initiative, take leadership roles to make sure the conversation about climate change works.
He advised the general public to plant at least one tree in their homes and keep their environment clean.
Okyeame Kwame promised his use his social media platforms and all other mediums to make people know the clock is ticking.
This is not the first time Okyeame Kwame is fronting such a worthy cause.
In 2018, Solidaridad West Africa appointed him as Climate Change Ambassador under the “Ghana Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Local Communities (DGM)” project.
About Climate Clock
The Climate Clock is one of the most dynamic climate campaigns in the world today, melding art, science, technology, and grassroots organizing to get the world to act in time.
The project is centered on a simple tool: a clock that counts down the critical time window to reach zero emissions (the “deadline”), while tracking progress on key solution pathways (“lifelines”).
By showing what to be done by when, the Clock frames its critical mission — a rapid and just transition to a safe climate future — and puts it at the very forefront of our attention.
Since its famous launch in New York in September 2020, Climate Clock teams have sprung up across the world from Chiapas to Kazakhstan, from Korea to Glasgow.