Ghana will launch its enhanced NDC on September 1, 2020.

Consistent with Article 4.9 of the Paris Agreement on successive updates every five years, Ghana has decided to revise its 2016 NDCs. The revision seeks to strengthen the implementation of 2020 nationally determined contribution as the surest means of raising the ambition and deliver the promised development, climate and investment outcomes. The revised nationally determined contribution will coherently present transparent information on robust adaptation and ambitious mitigation actions addressing issues on:

  • consideration of new and emerging policies. 
  • inclusion of missing or new technologies that lower "carbon-lock-in" and reduce the cost of transition.
  • bringing sub-national non-state actors on board. 
  • ensuring greater synergies with national/sectors developments and the SDGs.
  • avoiding contradictory policy objectives. 
  • securing buy-in from line ministries to bolster implementation 
  • providing greater specificity about investment needs and approaches needed to drive finance.

To that end, the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) laid out an inclusive and clear a four-stage programme for the revision before the end of 2020. The success of the revision will depend on the level involvement of the political administration, governmental bodies, CSOs academia, the private sector and the development partners at the very outset of the programme.

Objective of the official launch

The main objective of the launching is to mark the official start of the national NDCs revision programme with the following specific objectives:

  • Introduce and create awareness of the national NDCs revision programme to the key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate the support of the political administration for the revision process as a way of building confidence and trust in the programme. 
  • Solicit stakeholder feedback on the revision programme and commit to implementing the 2020 NDCs. 
  • Raise the profile of the NDCs revision in the media by generating newsworthy content for traditional and social media. 
  • Offer the platform for key stakeholders to highlight their achievements of the 2016 NDCs in their respective areas of work.

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