This study, developed under the leadership of Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), in collaboration with the Global Centre for Adaptation (GCA), the University of Oxford, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has quantified, for the first time, Ghana’s climate adaptation needs across the energy, water and transport sectors. Based on these needs, government stakeholders have identified a prioritised ‘roadmap’ of investments and policies and accompanying financing options to meet adaptation needs.
As a result of climate change, Ghana is expected to experience more acute climate hazards such as flooding, as well as more frequent and intense droughts. This has the potential to threaten the socio-economic development that has helped strongly position Ghana as a middle-income country. Adapting to the expected harmful impacts of climate change will be an essential part of Ghana’s progress towards the SDGs, Paris Agreement, and other national sustainable development objectives. This includes adaptation of key infrastructure sectors, which form the backbone of Ghana’s economy and society and play a central role in underpinning its future development.