Northern Ghana is more vulnerable to the volatile weather patterns
caused by climate change than the rest of the country because it is
poorer, drier and more heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture. In
trying to raise standards of living for Northern Ghanaians, approaches
that combine economic development (in particular agricultural
development, given the importance of agriculture to the northern
Ghanaian economy) with responses to climate change offer potential
triple win outcomes of economic, social and environmental gains.
The study attempts to summarise key findings from the existing
information about opportunities for mitigation and adaptation and to
briefly map existing activities. To achieve this, the paper details
evidence available from a review of literature on opportunities for
mitigation/adaptation; a review of programme documentation; and
telephone interviews with relevant stakeholders.
Darko, E.; Atazona, L. Literature review on the impact of climate change on economic development in Northern Ghana - challenges and opportunities. EPS PEAKS, UK (2013) 34 pp.