Sustainable Development

  • Increased Resilience to Climate Change in Northern Ghana through the Management of Water Resources and Diversification of Livelihoods

    The main objective of the programme is to enhance the resilience and adaptive capacity of rural livelihoods to climate impacts and risks on water resources in Northern Ghana. The objective will be achieved through key results centered on the improvement of water access and also increase institutional capacity and coordination for integrated water management.

  • Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project

    he project will focus on strengthening Ghana’s capacity to align its economic development to a low carbon path. It is expected that the implementation of the LECB project activities will contribute to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, directly or indirectly in the economic development of Ghana.

  • UN CC:Learn Initiative

    The main objective of this project is to develop a National Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy to create a sustainable pool of human resource with the necessary technical expertise and a general public equipped with basic climate change and green economy knowledge towards achieving a climate resilient and low carbon economic growth in Ghana.

  • Recognizing the importance of strengthening Disaster Risk reduction capacities in achieving sustainable development and poverty reduction in Ghana, this project aims to build capacities within the country to reduce disaster risk by putting in place an integrated early warning system that is both scientific and people-centered.

  • This project is aimed at supporting Ghana’s efforts to implement the Ghana Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) within the framework of the Hyogo Framework for Action

  • The Energy Commission, national focal point for SE4ALL, with technical and financial support from UNDP, developed the SE4ALL Action Plan.The Plan identifies key bottlenecks/barriers and proposes critical actions and commitments to address prioritised needs in the energy sector

  • China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer

    In order to enable coherent cooperation between China and countries in Africa, in particular around the promotion of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, UNDP China has been funded to develop two projects, one with Zambia and one with Ghana. Both aim to ensure a more holistic transfer of renewable energy technologies from China to Africa.

  • Environmentally Sustainable Production Practices in Cocoa Landscapes (ESP II)

    The ESP II is a continuation and the second phase of the Environmental Sustainability and Policy (ESP I) for Cocoa Production in Ghana Project. This new phase is designed to build on results and lessons learned from the phase I, and scale up the activities to cover all Cocoa Life in 330 communities in 14 districts by adopting three key strategies.

  • SWITCH Africa Green Project implementation in Ghana

    Ghana continues to suffer from unsustainable consumption of natural resources such as forests, minerals, water bodies and fisheries. Development efforts based on resource efficient and cleaner production are recognised as an essential requirement for achieving sustainable development while addressing the persistent environmental degradation.

  • Reducing UPOPs and Mercury releases from the Health Sector in Ghana

    The project aims to reduce the reliance of African countries on mercury-containing devices and heavily polluting incineration technologies and create a tipping point for the use of mercury free devices and non-incineration technologies which will generate significantly less air pollutants than incinerators and other high-heat thermal processes.

  • Development of Minamata Initial Assessment (MIA) for Ghana

    In order to phase out mercury use and also support Ghana’s preparation to implement the Minamata Convention, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has provided funding through UNDP to undertake a Minamata Initial Assessment. The objective is to enable the Government of Ghana establish a sound foundation to undertake future work towards the implementation of the Convention.

  • Institutional Strengthening (Phase 12) - Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

    The project seeks to provide institutional strengthening support to the National Ozone Office to continue to plan, organise, direct and coordinate all activities required for the implementation of Ghana's strategy in all areas related to the Phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances under the Montreal Protocol.

  • Hydro chlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan for Ghana

    The objectives of Phase 1 of the Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) are to establish an enabling environment for safe use of hydrocarbon refrigerants and achieve timely, environmentally sound, sustainable and cost-effective phase-out of 17.3 tonnes of substances with Ozone Depleting Potential (ODP) as required under the Montreal Protocol.

  • Environmental Sustainability and Policy for Cocoa Production in Ghana (ESP I)

    The “Environmental Sustainability and Policy for Cocoa Production in Ghana” project is a partnership between the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and UNDP. The overall objective of the project is to create institutional systems, tools and policies to rehabilitate cocoa landscapes; conserve and expand forests, forest buffer zones and corridors; and incentivize cocoa farmers to adopt environmentally friendly best practices.

  • Promoting of Appliance of Energy Efficiency and Transformation of the Refrigerating Appliances Market in Ghana

    The primary objective of the project is to improve the energy efficiency of appliances marketed and used in Ghana through the introduction of a combination of regulatory tools such as Minimum Energy Performance Standards and Information Labels (S&L), and innovative economic tools.

  • Integrating climate change into the management of priority health risks in Ghana

    The proposed project will develop systems and response mechanisms to strengthen the integration of climate change risks into the health sector. Critical barriers will be overcome to shift the current response capacity of the health sector from being reactive towards being more anticipatory, deliberate and systematic.

  • Africa Adaptation programme

    The Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP) Ghana helps the Government and the people of Ghana to develop integrated adaptation plans and actions to build resilience to disasters and climate change. AAP Ghana works on developing capacities and financing options for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into various policies, systems, and sectors in Ghana, with a focus on early-warning systems.

  • UNDP Ghana in collaboration with the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Energy Commission of Ghana and the Center for Rural and Industrial Research (CRIR) has developed an overarching strategy to provide climate and ozone benefits through the Integrated Plan for Energy Efficiency, Climate Mitigation and Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) Reductions for the Refrigeration Sector.

  • Institutional Strengthening (Phase 9 & 10)

    The project will allow the National Ozone Office to continue to plan, organize, direct and coordinate all activities required for the implementation of Ghana's strategy in all areas related to the Phase-out of Ozone Depleting Substances under the Montreal Protocol.

  • Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Programme

    The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010 as an operating entity of the financial mechanism of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), designed to disburse $100 billion per year of new and additional resources by 2020 for addressing climate change

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