Primer: Climate-Induced Loss and Damage and Internal Human Mobility in Ghana

April 14, 2023

Resource Type

Case Study



Geographical Focus


Created On :
April 14, 2023

Climate change is causing serious losses and damages to lives and livelihoods across Ghana, which is classified as one of the most climate-vulnerable countries due to its heavy reliance on climate-sensitive sectors. Climate-induced loss and damage (L&D) is a growing concern, and people in affected areas are increasingly forced to migrate in search of safety or economic opportunities

In Ghana, L&D is intertwined with human mobility in significant ways. Data on migration from the Population and Housing Censuses carried out by the Ghana Statistical Service in 2000, 2010, and 2021 indicate a trend of growing internal migration in the country, while coastal communities iexperience displacement as well as economic and non-economic losses.

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.

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