Field data collection for establishing tree cover monitoring service in Northern Ghana


At a Glance

Ghana is uniquely located at the intersection of three hydro-climatic zones. The country is subject to the impact of El Niño Southern Oscillation, the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, and the West Africa Monsoon, resulting in climate variability and uncertainty. This variability results in extremes such as flooding on the one hand, and water deficits that result in electricity shortages on the other. With resulting unreliable and inadequate electric power supplies, USAID and USG together with Ghana are working on key power and energy initiatives to improve energy efficiency, expand renewable energy, and obtain power sector reforms.

Funding and Key Indicators

USAID Climate Change Funding (2020)



GAIN Vulnerability


Population (2020)

29.3 million (2020)

GHG Emissions Growth


% Forested Area


Climate Change Information

Ghana Photo Gallery

Stories from the Area

This blog series features interviews with the winners of the 2020 Climatelinks Photo Contest. This photo, submitted on behalf of SERVIR West Africa, is available on the Climatelinks Photo Gallery.
In Ghana, a changing climate is affecting the production of cocoa, one of the country’s major cash crops and its second leading foreign exchange earner.
In the West Gonja and Sene districts of northern and central Ghana, respectively, deforestation caused by charcoal production is affecting sustainable livelihoods.