At a Glance
Ghana’s varied and distinct ecological zones generate a wide range of livelihoods, agricultural practices, and commodities that are each uniquely impacted by climate change and shocks. Rising sea levels threaten rapidly urbanizing coastal areas, increasing vulnerability to flooding and waterborne disease. Drought and reduced rainfall inhibit the country’s hydropower systems, resulting in frequent power outages that negatively affect economic growth. Combined with rising temperatures, these factors also hinder agricultural production and fishing, which have implications for human health and nutrition. The energy sector contributes the highest share of Ghana's overall greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate Projections and Impacts
Refer to the Climate Risk Profile (2017) for more information.