World Resource Institute

Kumasi, Ghana

“As a local government, we hope to be at the forefront—collaborating with world leaders, local companies, financial institutions and other partners to develop policies and carry out programs to conserve the tropical forest to support the fight against climate change.”

Osei Assibey Antwi, Mayor, Kumasi, Ghana

Success Story

Kumasi was named the “Garden City of West Africa” by Queen Elizabeth in 1940 after she saw how beautiful the city looked with trees providing clean air, shades, and plenty water. To restore the lost vegetative cover, the “KEEP KUMASI CLEAN AND GREEN” campaign was launched in 2018 to increase green cover, re-invigorate parks and line all the streets with trees.