Ghana’s Adaptation Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Led by the Ghanaian Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation

Ghana’s first Adaptation Communication (AdCom) takes stock of what has been done and what has been achieved; it also looks at existing gaps and what else needs to be accomplished to consolidate Ghana’s adaptation gains going forward. While great strides continue to be made towards adaptation planning in Ghana, gains so far have been modest and only provide a basis for further commitments and more ambitious actions that ensure climate-resilient sustainable development across sectors, contexts and at multiple levels.

From policy development, collaborative partnerships, knowledge development, capacity building, institutional strengthening, program planning to implementation, these are focused areas in adaptation planning in Ghana that have seen significant progress in various sectors. The approach has been a systematic creation of the requisite institutional structures, knowledge resources and governance arrangements that enhance effective adaptation planning and program implementation at both national and sub-national levels.

This AdCom was developed with assistance from the NAP Global Network Secretariat, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), via the financial support of the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO).


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Publisher: Government of Ghana