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…

Pre-forum on Seasonal Weather Forecast begins
A Pre-Forum on Seasonal Weather Forecast of the Sudano-Sahelian rain fall season, on Monday began in Accra. The forum, which is being held by the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA), is being attended by weather experts from 18 countries in West Africa, including Chad and Cameroun, as well as representatives... Read more
US endorses global action to curb greenhouse gases at Arctic summit
Secretary of state Rex Tillerson signed the Fairbanks Declaration, calling for climate action but holding judgement on the Paris Agreement US secretary of state Rex Tillerson at the Arctic Council meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska (Pic: Arctic Council Secretariat/Linnea Nordström) By Megan Darby The US has endorsed global action to... Read more
UNDP supports the construction of footbridge in Accra
The 25-meter footbridge was funded by the Norwegian Government and implemented by NADMO. Photo credit: Rita Effah/UNDP With funding from the Norwegian Government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has supported the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) to construct a 25-meter footbridge for residents of Alogboshie in Accra. The... Read more
Barack Obama warns climate change could create refugee crisis ‘unprecedented in human history’
‘If the planet warms at the far end of the potential estimates, it would be catastrophic’ United States former President Barack Obama talks during the ‘Seeds&Chips – Global Food Innovation’ summit, in Milan AP Climate change could produce a refugee crisis that is “unprecedented in human history”, Barack Obama... Read more
A heavy rainstorm accompanied by loud thunder and lightning hit Bolgatanga and its environs in the early hours of Thursday destroying public and private properties. The storm which started at about 03:00 hrs ripped off a number of roofs, pulled down heavy billboards, containers and kiosks leaving many without... Read more
Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels
Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement Solar panels for sale at a market in New Delhi. India’s solar power prices have fallen to 2.62 rupees per kilowatt hour. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP Wholesale solar power prices have... Read more
View of the Polar ice rim in 2009. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file) Strengthening weather and climate services to protect lives, property and the economy from increasingly extreme and unusual weather is among the pressing issues being discussed at the annual session of the United Nations weather agency’s coordinating body,... Read more
G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to New York May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria By Alister Doyle and John Irish | OSLO/PARIS President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders... Read more
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted down a resolution to repeal an Obama-era rule restricting methane emissions from drilling operations on public lands — with three Republicans joining every Democrat  to preserve the rule. The 51-to-49 vote marked the first time since Trump’s election that Republicans have failed in their... Read more
We need more support to fight climate change – Scientists
Scientists are calling for more support from government to help deal with the problem of climate change and destruction being caused to the environment. They warn life on Planet Earth will be unsustainable unless government and other stakeholders step up efforts at preserving the environment. “All of us should... Read more