Director, Environment Sector
Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment,
|2009 Indicators Profile|
The best opportunity to slow the rate of near-term warming globally and in sensitive regions such as the Arctic is by cutting emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) most notably methane, black carbon and some hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Widespread reductions, which complement the need for aggressive global action on carbon dioxide, contribute significantly to the goal of limiting warming to less than two degrees. Reducing SLCPs can also advance national priorities such as protecting air quality and public health, promoting food security, enhancing energy efficiency, and alleviat...[more]
The Ghana Climate Care Project aims to educate, advocate, and offer practical adaptation activities in climate-affected communities in the Accra-Ada area. The ultimate goal of this commitment is to stem the tide of climate change by bringing stakeholders under one umbrella so as to deepen collective efforts and contribute to effective awareness creation.
Ghana will increase its funding for health to at least 15% of the national budget by 2015. Ghana will also strengthen its free maternal health care policy, ensure 95% of pregnant women are reached with comprehensive PMTCT service and ensure security for family planning commodities. Ghana will further improve child health by increasing the proportion of fully immunized children to 85% and the proportion of children under-five and pregnant women sleeping under insecticide-treated nets to 85%.
Global LPG Partnership: Accelerate transition to LPG for cooking by engaging public and private sectors in holistic policy, investment and end-user engagement.
The main target of this policy framework is to put the economy on the path to achieving a per capita income of least US $3000 by 2020 and attaining the Millennium Development Goals. The document emphasises the importance of sound management of natural resources and the environment for attaining these goals. Source: The document, therefore, aims to ensure "sustainability in the use of natural resources". Given the recent discovery of oil, the framework stipulates that A key policy objective is to ensure that the practices of the oil and gas industry are consistent with international standards ...[more]
Ghana is developing a national action plan to increase its renewable energy capacity and extend reliable energy access to all of its citizens.