Wood Energy Catalogue

Forest Landscape Restoration through a Sustainable Wood Energy Value Chain in Ghana

Countries of implementation

The objective of the project is to preserve and restore forests in selected regions of Ghana through improvement of sustainable production and efficient use of fuelwood. The project includes the following 6 activities:

1)      Reforestation of 300 hectares of degraded areas for sustainable energy wood production.

2)      Rehabilitation of 700 hectares of degraded natural forest.

3)      Dissemination of energy-efficient technologies for the production and use of charcoal, such as efficient charcoal kilns and cooking stoves.

4)      Development of recommendations on the adaptation of energy and climate-related strategies to include the areas of sustainable wood energy production, restoration of natural forests and efficient use of energy wood.

5)      Completion of two feasibility studies in West African countries in order to use the approach developed in Ghana. Lessons learned in the project are also incorporated into regional exchange platforms.

6)      Provision of policy advice to incorporate the project results into the national processes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda.

Ghana, Forest Landscape Restoration, wood energy, fuelwood, charcoal, efficient kiln, ICS, value chain
Type of initiatives
Program or Project
Program/Project Sub category
Effective governance, Resource/supply enhancement, Conversion efficiency improvement, Efficient utilization
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
GIZ; Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (Ghana)
Funding agency
German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)