Political Manifestos: Are They Missing the Green Link?

27th October 2020

 

The alarm bells keep sounding about the climate, biodiversity, and environmental crises. Urgent action to reverse them is needed now to secure real poverty reduction and a future for Ghana’s youth. A government that is forward thinking by applying sustainable solutions and green innovations to the many challenges facing Ghana is one that commits to poverty reduction not only for today but for tomorrow too.

This document presents an assessment of the manifesto pledges of the two leading political parties – the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – for their commitments to a green and sustainable Ghana that promotes local poverty reduction alongside protecting biodiversity.

We have assessed them under the topics of forests and wildlife, mining and the environment, climate change, ecological agriculture, green development and circular economy, Nature-Based Solutions, and COVID-19 and nature, to assess the parties’ commitments towards them.

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