Ghana Climate Vulnerability Profile
This vulnerability profile provides an overview of USAID program vulnerabilities for Ghana. Climate changes will likely affect a number of Ghana’s key sectors, including agriculture, water resources, health, forests, coastal zones, and marine ecosystems. Warmer temperatures and an increase in the frequency and severity of drought may decrease the length of the growing season in parts of West Africa by 5 percent or more by 2050. Water resources in Ghana are highly vulnerable to climate change as the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption, agriculture, industry, and hydropower will likely be affected by changes in temperature and precipitation. Climate changes are projected to have negative public health consequences as well as change the age and class distribution of trees and alter landscape patterns, which will have implications for biodiversity. Ghana is also highly vulnerable to sea level rise, and impacts may include increased shoreline erosion, inundation of low-lying coastal areas, and salinization of estuaries and aquifers. These impacts would have negative implications for coastal biodiversity, agriculture, fisheries, freshwater resources, and infrastructure.Find other country and regional climate risk management resources here.