2022 Ghana Budget Statement Review

Any CARE for the Environment, Ecosystem Services and SDGs?

With growing concerns over the world’s many crises, from climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, forest loss, pollution and plastics, to crippling debts and the global pandemic, A Rocha Ghana is always anxious to know how far our government intends to contribute to their mitigation, acting locally for global impact. Our concern is particularly in the environment, ecosystem services, the green transition, and the welfare, poverty reduction, and livelihoods of rural communities.

This paper reviews the 2022 Budget and Economic Policy statement presented by the Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Attah (Hon), to assess government’s commitment to ensuring environmental sustainability targets of Ghana.

This assessment looks at how far Ghana government’s key development programmes prioritised in the 2022 budget impact and depend on the country’s natural resources and ecosystem services. It also assesses how far government’s 2022 budget invests in protection and sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystem services, how it builds climate change resilience and mitigation capacities, and how it supports poor rural communities to overcome poverty and environmental degradation.

It focuses on programmes that impact or depend on ecosystem services and natural resources alongside others that are most critical for the welfare of the majority of Ghanaians.

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