Implementing Effective Environmental Policies for Sustainable Development: Insight into the Implementation of the CBD in Ghana
This article discusses the efforts made to ensure the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Ghana. The discussion is based on analysis of primary data gathered through interviews and analysis of several official reports, policy documents, legislative instruments, and Acts of Parliament of Ghana that pertains to environmental protection, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development. The findings have been presented in a way that portrays the various efforts that have been made over the years to enhance sustainable development as the country makes efforts to implement the CBD. They are also linked to the extant literature on the subject of biodiversity conservation, environmental management, and sustainable development. The themes for presentation thus include the passage of several legislations, rules and regulations, and the implementation of targeted sustainable development-oriented policies. The article presents the gains made in the implementation of the CBD and lessons that can be learnt.