Accra, Oct. 31, GNA – Professor Samuel Cudjoe, Director of Regional Institute of Population Studies, University of Ghana (RIPS) on Wednesday noted that managing climate-related risks in coastal environments especially in urban communities is now a subject of sharp scrutiny.
He however said lack of comprehensive framework to manage such risks has aggravated the impact.
The country, he said has been highly urbanised with more than 50 per cent of the population living in urban areas.
Prof Cudjoe said about 25 per cent of the people live in coastal urban areas with a land area of about 15.5 square kilometres.
Prof Cudjoe made the observation at a day’s National Policy Dialogue for stakeholders on Coastal Climate Risk in Urban areas in Accra, with support from the Climate Development Knowledge Network.
The policy dialogue w