Land use/cover change in Ghana’s oil city: Assessing the impact of neoliberal economic policies and implications for sustainable development goal number one – A remote sensing and GIS approach

Land use/cover change in Ghana’s oil city: Assessing the impact of neoliberal economic policies... •The impact of various ‘development’ policies on the environment cannot be overstated.•We assess how various development policies impact land use/cover in Ghana’s oil city.•Deforestation and agricultural land loss are prevalent in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.•Loss of local livelihoods due to changes is likely to impede the fight against poverty.•To protect livelihoods and achieve SDG number one, urban expansion must be controlled. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Use Policy Elsevier

Land use/cover change in Ghana’s oil city: Assessing the impact of neoliberal economic policies and implications for sustainable development goal number one – A remote sensing and GIS approach

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
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0264-8377
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10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.02.019
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Abstract

•The impact of various ‘development’ policies on the environment cannot be overstated.•We assess how various development policies impact land use/cover in Ghana’s oil city.•Deforestation and agricultural land loss are prevalent in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.•Loss of local livelihoods due to changes is likely to impede the fight against poverty.•To protect livelihoods and achieve SDG number one, urban expansion must be controlled.

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Land Use PolicyElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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