Environmental statistics 70% open


What data is expected?

A selection of deforestation, pollution statistics (air and water pollution), as well as information on extractives activities, and their concessions/licences.

  • Air pollution levels
  • Water quality
  • Extractives activities
  • Deforestation
  • None of the above

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Available free of charge Yes
Downloadable Yes refers only to mineral licences
Publicly available Yes
Openly licenced No
Up-to-date Yes
In an open and machine-readable format XLS
location href="https://ghana.revenuedev.org/dashboard" https://ghana.revenuedev.org/dashboard">rel="nofollow">https://ghana.revenuedev.org/dashboard - Published by Revenue Development Foundation, provided by Minerals Commission (MC), under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Collected by government Yes
findable_steps Googled
characteristics Extractives activities
Controlled access No refers only to mineral licences
Collector name Minerals Commission (MC), under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Ghana Water Company Limited, Forestry Commission of Ghana
Several agencies in Ghana are committed to environmental monitoring, but hardly any evidence was found that relevant data is currently collected. In the extractives sector, it was found that mineral rights are managed by the Minerals Commission (MC), under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. The Minerals Commission publishes data directly from the so-called "MCAS" system, onto a platform of Revenue Development Foundation: https://ghana.revenuedev.org/dashboard. The data includes licence start date, unique licence code, licence owner (company) licence type, status, mineral. For forestry, it was found that deforestation indicators are developed, but it was not possible to verify that different deforestation data is collected. According to REDD desk, “the Forestry Commission of Ghana is responsible for regulating the utilisation of forest and wildlife resources, the conservation and management of those resources and the coordination of policies related to them. [...] The Forestry Commission sits within the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.” Source: https://theredddesk.org/countries/actors/forestry-commission-ghana The Forestry Commission of Ghana published a Forestry Development Masterplan, also including indicators like increase of forest areas in relation to current forest areas.: https://www.fcghana.org/userfiles/files/MLNR/FDMP%20Final%20(2).pdf There is also a REDD strategy developed by Ghana: https://www.fcghana.org/userfiles/files/REDD+/Ghana's_National_REDD_Strategy_final_draft_210616.pdf The Ghana Water Company Limited published a water management framework which outlines procedures to monitor water quality, but it is not possible to verify if data is collected. https://www.gwcl.com.gh/national_drinking_water_quality__management_framework.pdf Environmental Protection Agency Ghana is tasked to develop measures to alleviate pollution but there are no mentions on their website that they capture air pollution data.

Meta data

Data location   https://ghana.revenuedev.org/dashboard - Published by Revenue Development Foundation, provided by Minerals Commission (MC), under the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   XLS
Reviewer   Danny Lämmerhirt
Submitters   Danny Lämmerhirt
Last modified   Sun Aug 12 2018 17:29:36 GMT+0000 (UTC)