The impact of climate change is increasingly visible in Africa. The continent has been suffering from the warming temperatures, which have disrupted rainfall patterns, dried up water resources and impacted agriculture.
Against this backdrop, the Government of Ghana, in collaboration with several partners, is organising the 2023 National Climate Change and Green Economy Week. The week was officially launched on 28 February 2023 by Ghana’s Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, in Accra, Ghana, and will take place from 27th to 31st of March 2023. The week-long celebration will sensitize the public about climate change through several activities, such as keynote speeches from high-level officials, a parade, an award, educational initiatives, youth dialogues and more.
Aiming to shed light on how climate change is impacting Ghana, the Climate Change and Green Economy Week has been organized since 2016 as part of the country’s Climate and Green Economy Learning Strategy. It has been raising awareness about the role public education can have in increasing understanding of the challenges posed by the climate crisis and creating broad, community-driven action to try to stem its effects in the long-term.
Learn more about the Ghana Climate Change and Green Economy Week below: