Due to the change in climate, the country is losing rainforest at an alarming rate in recent years, but the government of Ghana is taking steps to change all that. Green Ghana Day on Friday 11 June saw communities in Adaklu come together for a massive drive to plant over one thousand seedlings.
As part of the Green Ghana Day campaign, the Government of Ghana provided free seedlings to all individuals, government and non-governmental organisations, traditional leaders, educational and religious institutions willing to roll up their sleeves and help out.
The GrEEn Project, known in full as the “Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana” is a four-year action from the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ghana and jointly implemented by UNCDF and SNV. The project aims to create greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning migrants by promoting and supporting sustainable, green businesses in the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana. GrEEn is implemented under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa with funds of 20 million euros.
The LoCAL Climate Adaptive Living Facility is being scaled up in Ghana through the GrEEn Project. LoCAL channels finance to local governments for locally led adaptation that builds resilience to climate change, with some 28 countries now designing or implementing their LoCAL actions.