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

Ghana

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.

Climate Projections

Decreased/Less Frequent Precipitation

Sea Level Rise

Key Climate Impact Areas

Agriculture

Fisheries

Energy

Human Health

Water Resources

Funding & Country Climate Context


USAID Regional Climate Change Funding (2023)

Total

$1 Million

Adaptation

$1 Million

GAIN Vulnerability

Medium

Population (2023)

33.8 Million

GHG Emissions Growth

3.41%

% Forested Area

41.2%

Average GHG Emissions Growth due to Deforestation

22.06%

Refer to metadata and sources for more details.

Climate Change Information

Climate Risk Profile

Climate Risk Profile: Ghana

(GHG) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Factsheet: Ghana

Ghana Photo Gallery

Document

Incorporating Land and Resource Governance into Climate Change Programming

US-Government Global Food Security Strategy 2022-2026 cover page with a smiling woman in a vegetable stall
Document

U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy

Stories from the Area

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