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Climate Variability and Communities' Vulnerability along Ghana's Coastline

Show simple item record Poku-Boansi, M. Amoako, C. Owusu-Ansah, J.K. Cobbinah, P.B. 2021-08-17T15:58:58Z 2021-08-17T15:58:58Z 2020-06
dc.description Ghana Social Science Journal, 17(1), 108-130 en_US
dc.description.abstract Over the last three decades, communities along Ghana's coastline have been affected by storm surges, coastal floods and erosion from relatively less predictable hydro meteorological hazards and disasters. Using selected coastal communities in the Keta municipality, this study explores the vulnerabilities of coastal communities in Ghana and the effectiveness of emerging adaptation interventions. Evidence for the study was gathered through a review of relevant secondary documents: a household survey: focus group discussions and institutional consultations. The paper reveals several hydro meteorological risks (e.g., shoreline erosion, storm surges) which threaten the inundation of some communities and the destruction of infrastructure and coastal resources. While there is evidence of adaptive governance in terms of institutional efforts (construction of sea defence wall), there is limited state commitment towards climate change adaptation and poor local community engagement. State interventions require co-ordinated and sustained efforts from national and local level institutions to ensure adaptation and resilience to coastal vulnerability. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Ghana Social Science Journal en_US
dc.subject Climate Hazards en_US
dc.subject Resilience en_US
dc.subject Adaptation en_US
dc.subject Adaptive Governance en_US
dc.subject Vulnerability en_US
dc.title Climate Variability and Communities' Vulnerability along Ghana's Coastline en_US
dc.type Journal en_US

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