Title: Risk-based contaminated land management policy mindset: a way out for Ghana’s environmental challenges 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> journal article 
Country: Ghana 
Language(s): English
 
Year: 2020 
Author 1/Producer: Prodeo Agbotui 
Other Authors/Producers: Geophrey Anornu, Theodora Agbotui, Faustina Gyabaah, Anna Amankwah-Minkah, Mark Brookman-Amissah, David Blankson-Darku & Justice Sallah (2021)  
Author / Producer Type: University research group / research institute 
Journal: African Geographical Review,  
Journal Web Link: http://  
Start Page: x 
End Page: x 
Publisher Country: United Kingdom 
Publisher web link (root): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19376812.2021.1875853
ISSN: DOI: 10.1080/19376812.2021.1875853 
Article Weblink (=direct link): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19376812.2021.1 ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->policy and regulatory
Contaminated land-->Risk assessment-->Risk assessment overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
 
Short description: Ghana lacks an environmental policy on contaminated land. This commentary aims at suggesting a proactive risk-based contaminated land management policy by presenting precedents of land contamination and environmental disasters from developed jurisdictions and how lessons learned improved environmental regulation. In Ghana, however, when contamination and environmental disasters happen, they are hardly investigated, and even if investigated, recommendations are not implemented. Then, a summary of the United Kingdom’s Contaminated Land Policy framework is presented and it is demonstrated that Ghana has the professionals to implement the policy. Recommendations are presented for future implementation of a contaminated land policy in Ghana. 
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