Ghana-World Bank Climate Projects

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Active World Bank Climate Projects in Ghana

  1. Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Grant (.2M - Active)
  2. Energy Development and Access Project - IBRD/IDA (90M - Active)
  3. Ghana Rural Energy Access - Global Env. Project (5.5M - Active).
  4. Ghana Natural Resources and Environmental Governance - IBRD/IDA (10M) Pipeline

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Readiness Grant

Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP)

"The objective of the Additional Financing for the Ghana Energy Development and Access Project (GEDAP) is 'to improve the operational efficiency of the electricity distribution system and increase the population's access to electricity, and to help transition Ghana to a low-carbon economy through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions'. The additional financing will scale-up the scope and impact of the electricity distribution network reinforcement activities that are being successfully implemented by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) under the on-going GEDAP. These activities will help ECG to further reduce technical losses, improve supply quality to clients, connect more customers, and increase revenue collection in the project areas."

Ghana Rural Energy Access - Global Env. Project

"The objective of the Energy Development and Access Project in Ghana is to improve the operational efficiency of the electricity distribution system and increase the population's access to electricity. This will also cause Ghana to support its transition to a low-carbon economy through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The project has three main components: (a) sector and institutional development, which will through technical assistance, capacity-building, and studies, will strengthen the capacity of key institutions participating in the project ; (b) distribution improvement, which involves the construction of eight new 33/11 kV substations along with the feeders; the construction and strengthening of bulk supply points; and upgrading of existing substations in several targeted distribution areas; and (c) electricity access and renewable energy, which involves the set up a new institutional, regulatory, and financing framework for access expansion in addition to providing financial support to various sub-components of the access expansion program."

Ghana Natural Resources and Environmental Governance

"The objectives of the Natural Resources and Environmental Governance Third Development Policy Operation (DPO) Program for Ghana are to: (a) ensure predictable and sustainable financing for the forest and wildlife sectors and effective forest law enforcement; (b) improve mining sector revenue collection, management, and transparency; (c) address social issues in forest and mining communities; and (d) mainstream environment into economic growth through Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), and development of a climate change strategy. The DPO focuses on supporting the Government's plans to invest in demand and supply-side approaches in order to improve governance in the natural resources sector and specifically target improved revenue management, financial flows and livelihoods in the forestry, wildlife and mining sub-sectors. The DPO will support Government of Ghana (GoG) actions that enable dialogue with complementary funding facilities for expanded civil society engagement in natural resources governance. The expected outcomes at the end of the DPO series include: (i) improved management of government revenues and finances in the forestry and mining sectors; (ii) reduced illegal logging; (iii) reduced social conflict in forestry and mining communities; and (iv) integration of environmental considerations into policy formulation and implementation across government, including risks associated with climate change."

References

  1.  "World Bank Project Database - Ghana"