Policy Brief: Low carbon growth for Ghana
Low carbon growth seeks to promote economic development while keeping emissions low, or lower. Although Ghana is not responsible for the greenhouse effect, low carbon growth can be beneficial to Ghana. In the short term, pursuing low carbon growth helps identify options that have direct economic and development benefits and can open access to international climate support. In the long term, depending on the effect climate change has on prices and trade, low carbon growth may increase the competitiveness of the economy. The document explains what ‘low carbon growth’ is and how it can be beneficial to Ghana. This policy brief is part of the Technical Assistance to the Ghanaian National Climate Change Policy Framework (NCCPF). It details how low carbon growth could be pursued in Ghana and the steps Ghana can take to identify the short term benefits of low carbon growth and how REDD+ fits into this.