African Journal of
Environmental Science and Technology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0786
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJEST
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 966

Full Length Research Paper

A critical look at the Ghanaian one district one factory industrial policy in relation to climate change

John Frank Eshun
  • John Frank Eshun
  • Department of Interior Design Engineering, School of Engineering, Takoradi Technical University, Takoradi, Ghana.
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  •  Received: 18 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 12 March 2019
  •  Published: 30 April 2019


This paper takes a critical look at Ghana’s one district one factory industrial policy in relation to climate change. This is important because climate variability and change as a result of industrialization can stand as hazard to impending advancement and expansion in Ghana. Industrial policy can contribute significantly to economic, ecological as well as communal sustainability. This paper aim to clarify the need for industrial policy because of climate change as well as to determine its effects on the one-district, one-factory industrial policy in Ghana. A far-reaching work examination was done on detailed comparative account of the role played by industrial Policies due to climate change in development and growth. This search resulted in the selection of four implications namely: international coordination, green industrial policy, energy efficiency and diversifications; and trade policies, which were missing in the 1D1F industrial policy in Ghana.


Key words: Climate change, energy; industrial policy, trade policy, sustainable development