Climate change is having a significant impact on the world, with effects felt across all continents and regions. However, the effects of climate change are frequently felt most acutely in areas already vulnerable to environmental, economic, and social stresses. This is especially true in Africa, where climate change is exacerbating existing problems as well as social or economic instability, migration, and displacement.
Ghana, like many other Sub-Saharan African countries, is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The country is already facing a number of environmental and social stresses, such as biodiversity loss, decreased access to water, increased water-borne diseases, and decreased agricultural productivity, which leads to poverty, food insecurity, and natural resource depletion, all of which are exacerbated by climate change.
Climate-induced loss and damage in Ghana is intertwined with human mobility in significant ways, including rural-urban migration, rural-rural migration, and coastal displacement.
This publication has been developed as part of SLYCAN Trust's work programme on loss and damage in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, Ghana.