Chris Gordon

Associate Professor and CDKN Country Engagement Lead for Ghana

Prof Chris Gordon is an Environmental Scientist with special interests in the biodiversity and functioning of coastal, wetland and freshwater systems, and many years of experience as a limnologist and aquatic resource management advisor. As an academician and a consultant, he has in-depth and extensive knowledge of ecosystem functioning and conservation in the various ecosystems he has worked on, such as the Volta River Basin, aquaculture, coastal wetland and large river and estuarine systems. Prof Gordon has played an active role in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management initiatives, particularly in water, coastal wetland and catchment basin conservation issues. He has considerable experience working with international bodies such as the GEF, UNEP, FAO, UNDP, DFID (former ODA) DANIDA, IDRC, DGIS, as well as national and international NGOs.  Over the past 30 years, Prof Gordon has provided guidance on various national policies, strategies and action plans that include:

  • National Environmental Action Plan (1988)
  • National Wetlands Conservation Strategy (1999)
  • Water Policy (2007)
  • National Wetlands Conservation Strategy and Action Plan (2007-2016)
  • Buffer Zone Policy (2011)
  • National Environment Policy (2014)
  • National Climate Change Policy (2014)
  • Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, Paris Agreement on Climate Change (2015)
  • National Climate Change Master Plan (2015)
  • National Climate Change and Green Economy Learning Strategy (2017)
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (2018)
  • Plastic management Policy (on-going)
  • Biodiversity Policy (on-going)
  • Environmental Management of the Oil and Gas Industry Policy (on-going)
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