October 10, 2017

16-17 August 2017, Ghana - The two-day PAGE National Steering Committee meeting was held from 16-17 August in Ghana. 28 participants from relevant Ministries, Department and Agencies as well as private sector and academia attended the meeting to define priority actions and sectors to focus PAGE support.

August 22, 2017

August 14 2017, Accra, Ghana - The energy was high in the room as Mrs. Patricia Appiagye, Ghana’s Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation crowned the gathering assembled to celebrate the inclusion of Climate Change and Green Economy into the National School Curricula. Young children in Ghana will be aware of climate change and green economy concepts as they go through school.

The 10-year Climate Change Learning Strategy, a fruit of an extensive and multi stakeholder effort, lays out 13 priorities that need to be implemented to incorporate climate change and green economy learning into the experiences of the Ghanaian society.

The Climate Change Learning Strategy is a product of UN CC:Learn in the effort to improve learning and awareness about climate change. Ghana is an example of the program’s high level of impact at the National level, where UN CC:Learn has enabled the Climate Change Learning Strategy to prepare future generations with the explanations about what they can do to minimize the impacts of climate change.

                              

The workshop was also an opportunity to share experiences. Mrs. Sarah Natunga from Uganda pointed out that it is extraordinary to see her peers in Ghana face such a challenging issue, and highlighted that the process in Ghana was happening at exactly the precise time. “In Uganda, we included climate change into the school curricula at a point when the curricula were not being revised.” In Ghana, the National Climate Change Learning Strategy coincided with the formal revision of the National School Curricula and the workshop helped formalize Ghana Education Services evident support and compromise with the National Climate Change Learning Strategy.

The next challenge the National Climate Change Learning Strategy will face is Parliament approval and formal inclusion into the country’s strategic framework. There is ample reason for optimism as the National Climate Change Learning Strategy is a fundamental aspect that will contribute to the uptake of the National Determined Contributions (NDCs) that country formalized as per the Paris Agreement.

July 5, 2017

July 5 2017, Accra, Ghana - Rahinatu Sidiki Alare is a Technical Officer at the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS) at the University of Ghana.

December 21, 2015

Accra, Ghana, 17-18 December 2015 - PAGE Week was held in Accra under the theme "Ghana’s Sustainable Development Agenda: Aligning Policies For Green Economy Transition”. The event, jointly organised by the Government of Ghana and PAGE, offered national actors a platform to review progress and share experiences on the transition toward a green economy in Ghana.

September 30, 2015

Accra, Ghana, 8 September 2015- The second consultative workshop for the formulation of a Green Economy Action Plan (GEAP) for Ghana, organized by the country’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), with the technical support of the

August 27, 2015

PAGE Ghana Coordinator Samuel Dotse on green economy in Ghana.

July 28, 2015

Accra, Ghana, 16 July 2015 - The first consultative workshop for the formulation of a Green Economy Action Plan (GEAP) for Ghana, organized by the country’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), with the technical support of the

April 25, 2015

Ghana has achieved strong economic growth over the past two decades, out-performing regional peers at reducing poverty and improving social indicators. 

February 10, 2015

Cairo, Egypt, March 2015 - The new Green Economy Africa Synthesis Report - launched at the African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) in March 2015 – highlights the key findings of agriculture, energy, wate