Ghana has agreed to contribute to global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions as part of the Paris Agreement [insert link: http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9485.php] of
the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change [insert link: http://unfccc.int/2860.php].
The Paris Agreement brings all nations together in a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat
climate change and adapt to its effects, and provide support to assist developing countries to do so.
Ghana’s contributions to the global effort to combat climate change includes a pledge to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. The Ghana REDD+ Datahub is an online database operated by
the National REDD+ Secretariat within the Forestry Commission of Ghana [add link: http://www.fcghana.org/] to
transparently collect and store information about greenhouse gas emissions from Ghana’s forests. The Ghana REDD+
Datahub stores records used to estimate greenhouse gas emissions, information on programs to reduce emissions
and protect forests, and carbon credits generated by these efforts. The Resource Management Support Centre,
Energy Commission, and Forestry Research Institute of Ghana all contribute to the datahub.