Climate governance in Ghana

The CAT Climate Governance series seeks to produce a practical framework for assessing a government’s readiness - both from an institutional and governance point of view - to ratchet up climate policy and implement adequate transformational policies on the ground, to enable the required economy-wide transformation towards a zero emissions society. Ghana’s president and his government are sending mixed messages – in that they are showing support for efforts to fight climate change, but at the same time also support fossil fuel extraction. Clear policy direction is important in efforts to drive the transition to a zero emissions society.