Ghana received financial support from the Governments of Germany and Australia and the European Commission to undertake a Low Emission Capacity Building Project (LECBP) from 2013 to 2016, aimed at strengthening national technical and institutional capacities to facilitate greater alignment to low carbon development pathways without compromising core poverty reduction gains. The pursuit of low carbon development options is in line with the third priority identified in the national climate change policy as well as the sustainable development objectives articulated in the national medium term development framework (GSGDA II).
The LECBP is being implemented by (a) Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation (MESTI) as the implementing partner, (b) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the Lead Technical and responsible partner and (c) UNDP as the Executing Partner. The project is expected to build on the on-going efforts in-country on low carbon development and further consolidate the readiness of the country to implement effective greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation actions. The LECBP has six (6) main outputs.