Akatsi North District, Ghana was selected as a study site for the HABITABLE project based on a number of selection criteria assembled by the project consortium. This report is intended to give project partners a brief overview of the most salient climate change and migration issues currently characterizing the wider context of Ghana, as well as the most urgent issues within Akatsi North District. Both Ghana and Akatsi North are facing a number of changing environmental dynamics and climate change-related threats. In Akatsi North District, those changes may contribute to increased migration rates. While employment, education and family reunions have been previously reported as the main drivers of migration throughout Ghana, one aim of HABITABLE and Work Package 2 in particular, is to further examine local perceptions of migration drivers and add to the body of knowledge in this area. This report aims to take a step in that direction by bringing together and summarizing a number of relevant issues as background information for project partners. The report concludes that due to its ongoing and observable environmental changes as well as increasing migration rates, Akatsi North is a relevant and appropriate study site for the HABITABLE project.