Launch of Ghana study at COP25 in Madrid

11/12/2019 - Yesterday PIK researchers from the working group Adaptation in Agricultural Systems launched a newly published climate risk analysis for Ghana’s agricultural sector at the COP25 in Madrid. During a UNFCCC side-event organised by PIK together with the African Centre of Meteorological Application for Development (ACMAD), Dr. Christoph Gornott presented key insights from the study.
Launch of Ghana study at COP25 in Madrid
Source: A.Chemura

The climate risk study was commissioned by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). It provides a comprehensive overview on future climate risks in Ghana’s agricultural sector, such as related to water availability, weather extremes and crop yields, derived from state-of-the-art impact models. Based on the impact analysis, adaptation needs for Ghana were identified and suitable adaptation strategies selected and evaluated together with the Ghanaian government and local stakeholders, to provide recommendations for adaptation. The findings of the study can feed/ already fed into the Ghanaian National Adaptation Planning (NAP) process, Ghana’s NDC update and other relevant climate change policies.

In addition, more concise climate risk profiles on key economic sectors in Ghana and Ethiopia were developed and presented at the side-event. They offer a snapshot on climate change impacts in agriculture, water, health, infrastructure etc. based on ISIMIP data. Further climate risk profiles and comprehensive studies will be developed for other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

The study, the climate risk profiles and complimentary documents are available here for download: