Greening the Recovery in Ghana and Zambia
This project focuses on the opportunities for integrating economic recovery and climate change policies in Ghana and Zambia.
1 March 2021
- Funding body: The project is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund and the Newton Fund via the UKRI Collective Fund.
- The Team: ZIPAR; UKRI; ISSER
The project is using participatory scenario development methodology that combines stakeholder engagement, qualitative storylines, modelling and policy analysis. It has four main components:
1) To map the policy and societal landscape, understanding how this has changed due to Covid-19, and examining climate and development plans that are already being developed.
2) To develop participatory scenarios that explore plausible pathways for a clean, resilient recovery. This is being carried out iteratively with a third research task.
3) To quantify these pathways using open-source models of energy systems and land use.
4) To develop policy responses and support their implementation.
This will include:
a. policy recommendations to support energy access and job creation
b. addressing the financial impacts of Covid-19 on energy companies and consumers
c. supporting investment in energy efficiency, low carbon energy generation and nature-based solutions.
- The project includes continuous engagement with policy and other stakeholders to maximise tangible impacts on decision-making, including on revisions to national climate change plans. Longer-term impacts will be enhanced through capacity building activities including one-week training courses in Ghana and Zambia, and an online short course.