Resilient Infrastructure Roadmap for Ghana launched

In an effort to mitigate the impact of climate change on Ghana’s infrastructure systems, the Government of Ghana and the Global Center on Adaptation, with support from the University of Oxford, the United Nations Office of Project Services and the United Nations Environment Program, undertook a national assessment to assess the impacts of climate change on Ghana’s National Infrastructure and identify adaptation measures to mitigate these impacts.

Ghana is expected to experience more acute climate hazards such as flooding, as well as more frequent and intense droughts as a result of climate change. This threatens the socio-economic development that has helped strongly position Ghana as a middle-income country. Climate-related extreme events have the potential to put years of progress toward growth and development targets at risk.

Using novel modelling and assessment tools, and through an extensive stakeholder consultation process, the analysis provides an assessment of risk of climate hazard on national infrastructure systems. A roadmap for addressing risks through targeted adaptation options was then developed, proposing 35 prioritised adaptation options. These provide evidence-based opportunities for funders and investors to invest in Ghana’s future.

Download the report from the Global Center on Adaption website:

Daniel Adshead
Daniel Adshead
Research Associate

Dr. Adshead is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute.

Lena Fuldauer
Lena Fuldauer
DPhil Student

Lena Fuldauer is a DPhil student focusing on climate-resilient system transitions to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals

Sarah S. Gall
Sarah S. Gall
DPhil

Sarah S. Gall is a DPhil Student at the Environmental Change Institute working on Land-Use Trade Offs and Transformations towards sustainable Land-Use

Nicholas Chow
Nicholas Chow
DPhil Student

Nicholas Chow joined the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment as a DPhil student in 2021 to work on modelling and quantifying intangible policy, governance, and societal factors which impact infrastructure development.

Raghav Pant
Raghav Pant
Senior Research Associate

Dr. Raghav Pant is a Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Environmental Change Institute

Tom Russell
Tom Russell
Senior Research Software Engineer

Tom develops software for infrastructure planning, adaptation and risk assessment.

Jim Hall
Jim Hall
Professor of Climate and Environmental Risk

Prof. Jim Hall FREng is Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks in the University of Oxford and Director of Research in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Scott Thacker
Scott Thacker
United Nations