PROJECT: Assisting Ghana to deliver climate compatible development
Project Reference: TAAF-0002
In 2010, the Government of Ghana requested CDKN to help develop a high-level statement of Ghana’s current position on climate change, and outline its intended future direction.
CDKN assisted the Government in producing a discussion document that formed the first step in developing a National Climate Change Policy Framework (NCCPF) for Ghana. The document assessed the current position of Ghana’s climate change policy, posed some questions for future policy development, and presented potential options to address these. It is hoped that the discussion document will pave the way for developing a more comprehensive NCCPF document post-Cancun. Find the NCCPF summary here.
CDKN also supported the mapping and analysis of climate and development initiatives in Ghana to help the Government, development partners and other stakeholders coordinate their development projects and programmes and prioritise their focus (available here). The mapping was carried out by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN). It demonstrates that Ghana’s engagement with climate change dates back 15 years, with most current intiatives related to forestry and REDD. An associated brief for decision makers gives practical guidance on choosing and designing new climate change related activities in Ghana.
Mapping of climate and development research is also underway in Ghana. This will assess current knowledge to inform future research on climate change and development in the country.
CDKN funding: £60,000
Project Manager: Jo McDonnell
Previous publications by ECN on topics related to climate change and low-carbon development in Ghana include:
- Climate Innovation Centres: a global instrument with local benefits
- Emissions from flaring Jubilee field gas
- NAMAs and MRV
- Marginal Abatement Cost (MAC) curve
- NAMAs and the Ghana Shared Growth and Development Agenda 2010 – 2013
- Low-carbon Development in Ghana
- Low-carbon options for energy demand in Ghana
- Low-carbon options in the gold mining industry in Ghana
- Next steps towards a Climate Innovation Centre in Ghana