Research Papers/Topics in Climate Change

Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation Into National Development Process: The Role Of The Legislature.

ABSTRACTClimate change mainstreaming undoubtedly remains the most cost effective and surest way of adapting and building resilience to climate change. Knowledge of Parliamentarians as a stakeholder and one of the highest initiators of laws and policies on climate change cannot be ignored in the climate change discourse. Inadequate knowledge and information among parliamentarians on climate change mainstreaming has a negative influence on political will and support for climate change activitie...

Climate Variability And Cocoa Production: The Implications Of Micro-Adaptation Measures On Cocoa Farmers’ Income

ABSTRACT Climate change is having severe impacts on agricultural production and food security, with yields from rain-fed agriculture in developing countries projected to halve by 2020. One crop vulnerable to the effect of climate variability and change is cocoa (Theobroma cacao). Though there are extensive studies on how the cocoa sector can adapt to the adverse effects of climate variability and change, little empirical research has been carried out on the consequences of micro-ada...

The Influence Of Climate Variability And Change On The Attainment Of Energy Security In Ghana: A Study Of The Akosombo Hydroelectric Power Project

ABSTRACT The impacts of climate variability and change including the influence of ENSO are real and affect several productive economic sectors such as agriculture, water, forest resources and energy. Energy is a very important sector for achieving sustainable development. Ghana has continuously relied heavily on Akosombo and Kpong hydropower stations to supply electricity for household and industrial use. Historical records have shown that variability and change in rainfall includin...

Exploring The Link Between Adaptive capacity And Nutritional Needs OF Low-Income HouseHolds In Karaga District Of The Northern Region Of Ghana

ABSTRACT Climate change is projected to have an adverse impact on the health and wellbeing of households especially in sub-Saharan Africa. This could be through disruptions in food production and distribution systems leading to food insecurity or the proliferation of diseases vectors both of which contributes to the prevalence of malnutrition. The high prevalence of stunting in the northern parts of Ghana despite various nutrition and health interventions by government and other deve...

Assessing The Cost-Efficiency And Willingness To Adopt Biogas As A Sustainable Source Of Renewable Energy: The Case Of Senior High Schools In The Greater Accra Region

ABSTRACTEnergy is an indispensable component of human living. Renewable energy (RE) is regarded as a strategic approach to the reduction of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Biogas is regarded as one of the most reliable forms of renewable energy capable of addressing the energy needs of many institutions. Research indicates that Ghana has enough potential in terms of feedstock for the generation of biogas at both institutional and household level. The aim of this study was therefore to assess ...

Climate Change Awareness And Risk Perception In Ghana: A Case Study Of Communities Around The Munipomadze Ramsar Site

ABSTRACT This study investigated the level of awareness and knowledge of climate change, factors influencing risk perception pertaining to climate change and variability, and factors influencing the adoption of adaptation strategies in three communities around the MuniPomadze Ramsar site. Primary data were collected through a questionnaire survey, FGDs and in-depth interviews. Descriptive statistics such as frequencies and percentages were employed to assess the level of knowledge and aw...

The Role Of Remittances On The Adaptive Capacity Of Smallholder Farmers In The Lawra District Of The Upper West Region Of Ghana.

ABSTRACT The changing climate pattern in the Northern Regions of Ghana has influenced the movement of people, especially the youth, out of the Lawra District in the Upper West Region. Smallholder farmers that still live in the District tend to rely on remittances sent by their migrant relatives to support their livelihoods, however, little is known about how these remittances influence their adaptation processes. This study assesses smallholder farmers‘ perception on climate change and...