GCCA+ in the news: Contributing to Ghana’s efforts to mitigate climate change

Mercy Owusu-Ansah, Director of Tropenbos Ghana announced that Tropenbos is going to nurse, develop and supply appreciable quantities of tree seedlings for planting in the transition zones of the country.

“If care is not taken the transition will come further down into the high forest zone; so we really need to start mitigating the impact of climate change in the landscape”, she said. 

She believed that if more tree seedlings were planted in the transition zones, it would support the production of food crops such as maize, yam and plantain. The tree planting exercise by Tropenbos’ Landscapes and Environmental Agility is part of the implementation of LEAN, a four-year project funded by the European Union’s flagship Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) 

The project seeks to address three structural barriers that have historically hindered efforts by governments, civil society organizations, and the private sector to halt land degradation and deforestation through the uptake of landscape approaches.

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