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Ghana’s National Adaptation Plan Project Launched in Accra

Date Enacted: July 2020
Country: Ghana

This “National Adaptation Plan (NAP) project” was launched by the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation “to guide the process of integrating climate change into national decision-making and effective adaptation in the country.” More specifically, the NAP identifies “medium and long term adaptation needs, informed by the latest climate science” and is intended to follow a “participatory and transparent approach.” According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) which is supporting this program, the government “will aim to use this NAP process to ‘build back better’, ensuring that post-COVID-19 recovery investments and stimulus packages are ‘climate-proof’ – i.e., resilient to the extreme weather events projected in the coming decades.”