Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

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…

Ghana is the best country to host AU Space Agency – Prof Frimpong Boateng
Ghana is ready to host the Africa Space Agency, an African Union initiative that will allow Africa to launch and explore the Space for improved technological advancement, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has announced. He said out of the five countries including; Ghana,... Read more
Climate change to worsen due to increasing poor sanitation
The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of... Read more
V/R :Hailstorm kills one person,others injured,livestock perish
Four communities in the Krachi East Municipality have suffered from a rare hailstorm accompanied by strong winds that ravaged property, killing a girl and scores of domestic and wild animals on March 4. The affected communities are Ayiramu, Katanga, Yabrae and Kparekpare, where Abena Manu, a six year old... Read more
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