Ghana: Clean Energy NAMA

Published: 21 Jun 2016
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Ghana: Access to Clean Energy through Market-Based Solutions NAMA

In Ghana, around 64% have access to electricity, but rising demand for electricity has led to power disruptions and the need for deliberate control its power supply system. More than 40% of the households use wood fuel as the dominant form of cooking fuel. Currently, inefficient and polluting cooking processes are deeply ingrained in Ghanaian culture.

The Clean Energy NAMA has the potential to bring about a transformational change in the sector, resulting in emissions reductions, promoting sustainable development and increased access to clean energy technologies for communities in Ghana. It will promote the introduction of Solar PV Lanterns and Improved Cooking Stove Technology to the ‘poorest of the poor’ groups of society through a grant-based funding and to all rural communities through a market-based consumer finance model.

The NAMA was developed by Ghana's Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) and the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme with the generous support from the European Union, the German Environment Ministry (BMUB), and the Government of Australia.

 

Highlights

  • SDGs
  • LECB
  • NAMA
  • Solar
  • Africa
  • Ghana
  • Energy
  • Mitigation
  • Renewables
  • Climate Change
  • Local Economic Development