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Ghana

Ghana’s forest lands are endowed with a rich array of land based natural resources—Gold, Timber, Cocoa, Oil palm, and Shea. Ghana’s growth and economic achievements have come at a significant cost to its forests. Having lost over 60% of its forest cover from 1950 to the turn of the last century (2.7 million hectares), the country is working hard to overturn the current deforestation rate of approximately 2% per year to promote a sustainable utilization of forest resources through REDD+. Ghana’s cocoa forest landscape has one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa, at 3.2% per year. Forest degradation and deforestation across this agro-forest mosaic, which covers 5.9 million ha of Ghana’s High Forest Zone, is being driven by continued cocoa farm expansion and other types of agriculture, coupled with a recent up-surge in illegal mining and logging.

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Population:

27.4

millions

Land area:

228

1,000 sq. km

Forest area:

41.0

% of total land area

Deforestation:

~2

avg. annual %, 2000 - 2015

GDP:

37.5

$ billions

Terrestrial protected areas:

15.1

% of total land area

Documents

National REDD+ Strategy
National Reference Level
Information Systems for Safeguards
National Monitoring System
Results

Progress

Readiness Plan Idea Note (R-PIN)

Readiness Preparation Plan (R-PP)

Mid-term Progress Report and Request for Additional Funding

Readiness Package (R-Package)

About REDD.plus

To stop climate change global deforestation must be reversed

Under the UN Climate Convention, the REDD+ mechanism helps developing countries earn REDD+ results if they reduce deforestation and degradation, conserve rainforests or reforest degraded areas on a national scale.

The UNFCCC has set a high bar under the REDD+ mechanism and approves REDD+ results that are measured in tons of CO2e. 

REDD.plus is the first platform to provide a central registry and exchange for REDD+ results and credits – it enables lifecycle tracking and reporting of REDD+ results, including emissions reductions and removals approved under the Paris Agreement.

Contact us to learn more about how you can acquire REDD+ credits.

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