Ghana’s Ambitious Climate Reporting Program
In 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) launched the Ghana Climate Ambitious Reporting Program (G-CARP) following the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UNFCCC decision to enhance climate reporting.
The G-CARP aims to facilitate the setting up of an integrated climate data management system that meets both national and international reporting standards as well as track national policies implementation.
There are four functional components of the G-CARP including: (1) Setting up of a revised institutional arrangement, (2) Operationalising the collaborative mechanisms (MOUs) that underpin activities of the institutions, (3) Setting up an online climate change data hub and (4) Continuous training and capacity development of new and existing teams.
The established Climate Change Data System shall serve as a good example of a comprehensive data system, which is well-integrated into institutional structures and processes involving all key stakeholders.