Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns

Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new…

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Image copyrightAFP Image captionPlastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt plastic…

Jospong, Hungarian company sign partnership to construct sewage, waste water treatment plants

Mr Agyapong exchanging the agreement with Mr Horvath, CEO of Pureco,while other officials look on  Jospong Group of Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pureco, a Hungarian company, for the construction and installation of sewage and waste water treatment plants in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The…

RIPS and EPA host Post-COP23 colloquium
A post-UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change has been organised in Accra to sensitise key stakeholders on emerging issues from the Conference held in Bonn, Germany in November. The event, also attended by policymakers and key public officials, was hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies... Read more
Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study
OSLO (Reuters) – World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) more than previously projected by... Read more
Trump Disbands Group Meant to Prepare Cities for Climate Shocks
By Christopher Flavelle Community Resilience Panel was created by Obama in 2015 ‘One of the last federal bodies’ to talk about climate change The Trump administration has terminated a cross-agency group created to help local officials protect their residents against extreme weather and natural disasters. The Community Resilience Panel... Read more
MoFA introduces drought resistant, early maturing crop varieties
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region to help minimise the effect of climate change on farming activities in the area. Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Municipal Director of MoFA, said this... Read more
Sustainable climate change adaptation lies in the hands of the youth – ASSAR
The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Africa-team Project has come out with activities to enhance climate change adaptation in the Upper West region and Koutiala in Mali as its way of giving back to society. The activities include; Schools Competition on climate change adaptation, Smart Water Management... Read more
GIZ assists Ghana to develop insurance to mitigate climate risk
  GIZ, a German Development Agency, in collaboration with the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII), is partnering countries including Ghana to develop a climate resilience toolbox to mitigate climate impact in these countries. Ghana is currently validating her toolbox initiative to gather inputs from various stakeholders that would be... Read more
UN Secretary General announces 20th anniversary of Kyoto protocol Kyoto protocol
The Kyoto Protocol, the first international treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, celebrates its twentieth anniversary on December 11 2017, maintaining itself as an essential vehicle for developed countries to reduce rapidly your emissions. António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations told leaders and delegates when he opened... Read more
Ghana implements interventions to address issues of deforestation
Mr John Peter Amewu, Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has said  Ghana has committed itself in implementing a number of interventions to address the issues of deforestation and forest degradation to mitigate the impact of climate change. Speaking at a World Bank side event at the ongoing... Read more
Ghana is more committed to mitigating climate impact – Amewu
Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has addressed a World Bank side event on Accelerating Climate -resilient and low-carbon development in Africa at the ongoing COP23 in Bonn, Germany. He said Ghana’s commitment towards climate change mitigation could be found in it various initiatives being... Read more
From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders
Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the... Read more