A case study of bawku municipality nang biyogue douti1, samuel kojo abanyie1, steve ampofo1, senyo komla nyarko2 1faculty of applied sciences, university for development studies, department of earth and environmental sciences, navrongo campus, navrongo, ghana. Since then, it has become obvious that environment degradation is not only a function of. Abstract this study examines perceptions of the environment in farming communities in the forest ecotone of ghana. The national water policy of ghana is intended to provide a framework for the sustainable development of ghanas water resources. Environmental laws, a ministry of environment, science and technology, an advisory national committee for the implementation of agenda 21, and a fully mandated environmental administration have been established. Environmental policy in ghana is a postrio phenomenon. It also covers national development priorities, and broad principles guiding policy.
Aap ghana works on developing capacities and financing options for mainstreaming climate change adaptation into various policies, systems, and sectors in ghana, with a focus on earlywarning systems. It is targeted at all water users, water managers and practitioners, investors, decision makers and policy makers within the central governmental. Challenges and opportunities of environmental policy. Environmental assessment regulations, 1999 matters to be addressed in environmental statement 14. Vision amv and ghana s policy legal frameworks for solid minerals photo credit.
The africa adaptation programme aap ghana helps the government and the people of ghana to develop integrated adaptation plans and actions to build resilience to disasters and climate change. Part 2 which is the core of the new policy identifies the main challenges and. Cape coast msc phd ghana centre for social policy studies ellen borteidoku aryeetey ba kumasi ma reading phd michigan. It has been accepted for inclusion in this collection by an authorized administrator. Outline of the revised environmental sanitation policy part 1 presents the current context and situation of environmental sanitation in ghana. Ghana national climate change policy green economy.
Ghana environmental action plan english the world bank. The journal of environmental policy and planning invites you to submit special issue proposals. Pdf challenges of environmental management systems. Executing environmental policy and waste management in ghana and nigeria felix edoho and robert dibie abstract this study examines the environmental. Institute for environment and sanitation studies iess, university of ghana report on environmental flow, livelihood flow. Ghana shared growth and development agenda gsgda ii, 2014. World banks safeguard policies which include guidance on ea. This paper investigates the driving forces of environmental management systems implementation in ghana. Pdf institutional, legal and economic instruments in ghanas. Ghana shared growth and development agenda gsgda ii, 20142017 vol i.
The nesp emphasizes the need for a costeffective sanitation model, based on the clts approach. Ghana shared growth and development agenda gsgda ii. Overview of ghana s minerals and mining sector ghana is well endowed with substantial mineral resources, the major ones being gold, diamonds, manganese and bauxite. In this era of rationalism, good urban planning and management decisions are deemed to be those that are able to identify a tangible balance of environmental benefits i.
These tenets were embedded in ghana s first environmental policy enacted in 1995. Yeboah and mensah 2014 and in ghana the environmental. Improving food and environmental security in ghana policy. Ministry of environment, science and technology, an advisory national. The document, he said, also did not have clear objectives and specific guidelines to measure its achievement over a period of time. These served as the springboard for the countrys industrialization effort after the attainment of independence and they remain the fundamental endowment from which the nations people derive their livelihood. Cea country environmental analysis cepil center for public interest law ceps customs and excise preventative. Bankers ghana commercial bank, legon branch, ghana standard chartered bank, legon branch, ghana. Institutional, legal, and economic instruments in ghana s. Ministry of local government and rural development. Assessing the microbiological quality of 41 brands of sachet water sampled in 16 districts across five regions in ghana, data suggests that microbiological quality of sachet water from some sources has not yet attained levels that make it absolutely pure and wholesome for. These challenges include waste management, illegal mining, logging, deforestation, noise, water and air pollution. It also serves as a platform for donor coordination. This study examines perceptions of the environment in farming communities in the forest ecotone of ghana.
Policy framework key environmental policies, strategies, and action plans. Structured questionnaire was used to target environmental, health, safety, operations. The basis of environmental policy in nigeria is contained in the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of nigeria. Environmental policy and its enforcement in nigeria 1. The national water policy of ghana is intended to provide a framework for the sustainable development of ghana s water resources. N, the volta delta of ghana covers an area of about 4562 km 2 appeaning addo et al. Sachet water, which is often referred to as pure water in ghana, has become ubiquitous in most ghanaian households. While a number of studies that have examined the nature and impact of gold mining in ghana have often identified environmental degradation as a major consequence of resource extraction, limited efforts have so far been directed at exploring the challenges and opportunities facing the implementation of environmental policies within ghana s gold mining sector. Government of ghana ministry of local government and rural. Mar 28, 2016 professor david kofi essumang of the department of chemistry at the university of cape coast ucc has said ghanas environmental policy document has failed to achieve its major targets because it lacks direction. Medium term national development policy framework ghana shared. Glfpsf ghana land and forestry policy support facility gog government of ghana gprs growth and poverty reduction.
Government policy and initiatives on ewaste in ghana by. What we do guide development to prevent, reduce, and as far as possible, eliminate pollution and actions that lower the quality of life. What is relevant for ghana is to ensure the mainstreaming of the climateproofing agenda into national development. This is the basis on which the national environmental policy has been formulated. Following its independence in 1957, ghana has enacted laws that reflect an enlightened environmental policy. Findings indicate that high demographics, defunct planning. Ghana environmental protection agency act 1994, act 490 part one establishes epa. These served as the springboard for the countrys industrialization effort after the attainment of independence and they remain the fundamental endowment from. Environmental sanitation policy ghana, 2010 this revised environmental sanitation policy lays the basis for developing a systematic approach and framework for identifying and harnessing resources for valueformoney services to all. Ghana national climate change policy 20 vi at the international level, ghana has demonstrated its commitment to contributing to finding global solutions to the myriad of problems relate to climate change through our strategic efforts towards multilateralism, regional cooperation and partnerships.
It has been operating in ghana for over 40 years now. Most of the data collection for the cea exercise has been manual. A seven weeks field research in ghana involving the use of semi. These tenets were embedded in ghanas first environmental policy enacted in 1995. This paper analyses environmental problems in urban ghana. Improving food and environmental security in ghana download pdf agriculture is the most important sector for the economy of ghana, and for its continued growth, the use and management of agricultural inputs, such as pesticides, had to be improved. A citizen of ghana may hold the citizenship of any other country in addition. This policy was based on a broad vision founded on and. Environmental policy downloads lindapter downloads. The object of this paper is to ascertain the level of environmental impact assessment eia compliance of mining companies in selected mining communities in ghana.
The environmental sanitation policy of ghana 2010 and. Environmental policy and its enforcement in nigeria. Solid waste management challenges in urban areas of ghana. The environmental protection agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in ghana. This policy was based on a broad vision founded on and directed by respect for all relevant principles and themes of environment and sustainable development. The ministry of healthghana health service in collaboration with the world health organization w. The policy, therefore, seeks to provide strategic directions and coordinate issues of climate change in ghana, bearing in mind its linkages with our development. It also covers national development priorities, and broad principles guiding policy formulation.
Situation of environmental statistics in ghana there is paucity of environmental statistics in the country. Despite the environmental and health implications of plastic waste, plastic. Over the past three decades, ghana has demonstrated considerable commitment to the conservation and management of biophysical and sociocultural environment. Dec 10, 20 click to read all about coronavirus topic.
The timeline of eu environmental policy is, how ever, synonymous with irelands eu experience and it must be acknowledged that irish policymakers had the opportunity to con tribute to the. Ghanas environmental policy document said to be deficient. Urban environmental problems in ghana sciencedirect. In ghana, the main policy framework nessap 2010 and does not appear to have such a feature. Professor david kofi essumang of the department of chemistry at the university of cape coast ucc has said ghanas environmental policy document has failed to achieve its major targets because it lacks direction. Although complex interaction of both anthropogenic e. Environmental governance and development cooperation. An assessment of an environmental problem in ghana and proposed solutions based on environmental economic principle. Manual on environmental health inspections, october 2002, mlgrd. Ghana has made progress in the formulation and implementation of sd strategies since the rio conference.
News ghana is ghana s leading online news portal for business in west africa and around the world. The esmf will be included in the projects manual of. Where a scoping report is not acceptable by the agency, the applicant shall be advised by the agency to revise the report as appropriate and resubmit it if he so desires. The traditional culture of ghana stressed a strong relationship with the environment, and a culturally acceptable environmental management resulted from strictures and taboos related to the land. Waste management options in ghana, future strategy imani. Hopefully, perhaps the recent designation of a ministry solely responsible for the sanitation sector will hopefully generate the momentum required to stem the decline in the waste management sector. Ghana is still confronted with serious and complex environmental challenges, despite the various interventions by the environmental protection agency epa over the last 40 years. Policy framework provides a consistent set of policy objectives and strategies to guide the preparation and implementation of mediumterm and annual development plans and budgets at sector and district levels. The national environmental sanitation policy nesp provides a clear and nationally accepted principle of environmental sanitation as an essential social service and a major determinant for improving health and quality of life in ghana mlgrd 2010a. Summary of environmental legislation in ghana source. Aug 29, 2019 located in southeastern ghana between longitudes 0 40. Policy frameworkkey environmental policies, strategies, and. This entry lists the most pressing and important environmental problems. Pdf executing environmental policy and waste management in.
Annual global e waste management gem network meeting, july 15. Acidification the lowering of soil and water ph due to acid precipitation and deposition usually through precipitation. The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout the entry. The act 490 mandates the environmental protection agency epa in ghana to regulate the environment and ensure the implementation of government policies on the environment. Institutional, legal and economic instruments in ghanas. The volta delta lies within the keta basin, which is one of several faultcontrolled sedimentary basins in west africa appeaning addo et al. Such a policy, in its implementation, will pave the way for sustainable development.1366 543 815 1207 139 271 1398 43 78 1352 179 1574 1635 148 648 536 89 1198 1371 933 619 230 598 1477 803 290 701 766 78 1476 1244