Impacts from Climate Change

The impacts of climate change on the natural resources of the region depend on the changes or modifications in the atmospheric circulation over the area induced by the changes in global atmospheric chemistry. Climate change can have very serious negative effects on the socio-economic development of the country if the potential impacts are not identified for appropriate adaptive measures to be put in place. A number of sectors can be affected by climate change and these include water resources, coastal zone resources, agriculture, human health, energy, industry, forestry, fisheries and wildlife. Agriculture in Ghana is mainly practised under rain-fed conditions. Irrigation is practised in the basin on a very small scale. However, with increase in population and the need to meet food security under Ghana's poverty alleviation strategy, more land is envisaged to be put under irrigation.

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