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Introducing Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies

The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies (C3SS) is an offshoot initiative of   the “Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge (B4C-Ghana)” project (Building Capacity to meet the Climate Change Challenge(B4C-Ghana)  which was under the able leadership of Professor Yaa Ntiamoa- Baidu. In pursuit of the goals of the B4C-Ghana, Professor Ntiamoa-Baidu championed and facilitated the establishment of a stand-alone Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies dedicated to research, training and capacity building in climate change and sustainable development at the University of Ghana.

The Centre has been in operation since 2017 and its main focus is to develop capacity through interdisciplinary teaching and research on climate change and sustainability issues. C3SS as it is popularly known, integrates researchers from across disciplines and to harness the potential of interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research. The Centre constitutes a key element in the University of Ghana’s broader strategic vision (https://www.ug.edu.gh/content/visionmission-values). The Centre’s overall objectives are aligned to the university’s strategic vision on climate change.

The Centre currently runs MSc and MPhil programs in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Both programs are currently in the fifth year of inception and continue to attract students with diverse backgrounds and interests from Ghana and across the African sub-region.  There is also a doctoral program in Climate Change and Sustainable development currently under development and will very soon be complemented with other cutting-edge graduate programs such as Earth System Governance, One Health (Health in a Global Environment) and Urban Environmental Changes Faculty of the program are drawn from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and remain at the forefront of cutting-edge applied research in climate change and sustainability issues.