Ghana

Ghana

Ghana is particularly vulnerable to climate change, due to its lack of capacity to undertake adaptive measures to address environmental problems, as well as the socio-economic costs of climate change.

Climate-induced disruption of agricultural systems, flooding of coastal areas, and sea erosion are all tangible effects of climate change in Ghana, a country which ranks high amongst African countries most exposed to risks from multiple weather-related hazards.

Since it was built in 1965, the large Akosombo dam has produced the bulk of the total electricity, and until the 1990s, Akosombo produced about 80% of national electricity supply. Recently however, erratic and reduced levels of precipitation have started to seriously threaten the production capacity of the dam. As a result there has been a significant reduction to approximately 65% of the electricit. This is one of the many factors demonstrating Ghana’s need to review the nation’s options for strengthening future resilience with a reliable and clean energy mix.

Read here about the climate innovation system in Ghana and our recommended strategies for strengthening it.