July 4, 2018

28 June 2018, Aburi, Ghana – PAGE and the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), held a media training on climate change and green economy entitled “Coverage of Climate Change and Green Economy-Related Sustainable Development Goals in Decentralized Development Work”.

March 28, 2018

Accra, Ghana 28 March 2018 – In Ghana, the national bank is in the process of developing sustainable banking principles – that is, a set of rules that would require financial institutions to develop a management approach that balances the social and environmental risks with profit opportunities.

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.

April 26, 2016

Thursday, 26 May 2016
16:00 – 17:00 at the UNEP Media Centre
United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2)
Nairobi, Kenya

Background and context

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.