Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Renewable energy project from Ghana among winners of $7m global competition
Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competitition. Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy a global independent power producer, are delighted to announce the three winners of... Read more
Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate change.... Read more
Kintampo disaster an act of God – Report
The disaster which occurred at the Kintampo Waterfalls claiming several lives in March this year has been described as an “Act of God”, a report presented to Parliament has revealed. Twenty people mostly students lost their lives while over 21 others also sustained injuries after trees crashed on them... Read more
US withdrawal from Paris  Climate Change Accord is a betrayal to future generation -African  King
His Royal Majesty of Akyem  Abuakwa State in Ghana-West Africa  ,Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has described as the “saddest moment in his life ” withdrawal of United States of America from the Paris Climate Change Accord. According to the Overlord ,the decision is a betrayal to future generation who... Read more
UNFCCC regrets Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
  The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said, it regrets the announcement by the President of the United States, Donald Trump on Thursday that his government will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the UNFCCC and copied to... Read more
Image captionMichael Bloomberg: “Americans don’t need Washington to meet our Paris commitments” The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. He argued this could be done “through partnerships among... Read more
G7 leaders blame US for failure to reach climate change agreement in unusually frank statement
In an unusual admission, Group of Seven (G7) leaders have said in their final communique from a summit in Italy that they had failed to bridge differences over climate change with US President Donald Trump – and America was unable to join other countries in committing to the Paris Agreement.... Read more
Climate change: 84% of Britons want Theresa May to have a word with Donald Trump
  US President Donald Trump greets British Prime MinisterTheresa May as she arrives at the White House in Washington DC Reuters More than eight out of 10 British people want Theresa May should use her influence to persuade Donald Trump to keep the United States within the Paris Agreement... Read more
Pope Francis Gifts Trump His Encyclical on Climate Change
Pope Francis meets with President Donald Trump on May 24, 2017, in Vatican City. Credit: Osservatore Romano/Eidon Press/Zuma During a meeting today (May 24) at the Vatican, Pope Francis not only urged President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker, but also brought up the need to protect planet Earth... Read more
Newmont Ahafo mine constructs bamboo bike factory at Gyedu
  Newmont Ahafo mine, in the Asutifi North District of Brong-Ahafo Region, has built a local bamboo bicycle factory at the cost of GHȼ826,028.72 at Gyedu, a mining community within its catchment area. The factory constructed last September also has 12 rooms, offices and spacious compound. Mr Amos Agyepong,... Read more