Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

Scientists Just Issued a Grim New Warning on Climate Change: ‘We Are Not Prepared’
New research shows that countries around the world are falling short of greenhouse gas goals in the Paris climate deal, and the consequences will likely be unprecedented extreme weather. Published in the journal Science Advancesthis week, the study found that the likelihood of extreme heat, dryness and precipitation will increase across as... Read more
Women take front role in combating climate change under Ghana-DGM
Residents of 52 communities in the Brong Ahafo and Western regions are to be empowered and supported with knowledge and financing to adopt and practice sustainable land use as part of measures being made by Ghana to halt land degradation to reduce the effects of climate change. Through the... Read more
WilDaf kicks against bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
Women in Law  and Development in Africa (WiLDAF) has added its voice to calls opposing government decision to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The 23,663 Hectare  Atewa Forest Reserve is one of the internationally recognized critical ecosystems with high species richness and abundance . The Atewa Forest... Read more
Water Sustainability under threat -UNECE
The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Water Convention on Thursday said climate change is posing as a threat to water sustainability. Mr Peter Kovacs, UNECE Chair said water would be the most important issue in the future; however, its sustainability would be affected by climate change, limited... Read more
WASCAL APPOINTS DR. MOUMINI SAVADOGO AS SUBSTANTIVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WASCAL, a climate change service, research and capacity building organization operating within the West African sub-region, has appointed Dr. Moumini Savadogo as the new substantive Executive Director effective 1st January 2018. He takes over from Prof. Jimmy Adegoke who was the Interim Executive Director for nine months. Dr. Savadogo... Read more
Ghana negotiated in all areas at COP23-UNFCCC
  Mr Kyekyeku Yaw Oppong-Boadi, National Focal Person for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has described the 23rd conference of Parties held in Bonn as successful. He explained that Ghana engaged in bilateral agreements with German government, Executive Director of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board... Read more
Ghana’s Finance Ministry not doing much to access climate funding
Mr Clement  Humado, Member of Parliament  for Anlo constituency, has said that  the  Ministry of Finance is not doing much as a signatory authority  in funding of climate change projects. According to him, although private people had proposals, they were not able to access funding citing for example carbon... Read more
Government’s plans to embark on solar programme is in right direction – Minister
  Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said Government’s plan to embark on an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018 was in the right direction. He said programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that, government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities.... Read more
Climate Innovation Centre launches Clean -Technology Intelligence Report
  The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), an incubator for Ghanaian ‘cleantech’ businesses with a focus on solar, has launched the “Ghana Clean-Technology Market Intelligence report for efficient use of technology for climate security. The report seeks to, among other things, enlighten people on how to turn waste into... Read more
Article :’Cerebral ” Harmattan
If you live and work in my side of Africa, as in the wild wild West, you know what time of day it is. The Harmattan has arrived, as in very fine particles of dust blown by an easterly/north-easterly wind from the Sahel. It will hover in a gritty... Read more