Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

UN Environment to partner global banks to assess climate-related risks
  UN Environment announced a new joint initiative to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities, with eleven major banks. This announcement was made in a press release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday. It named the banks as ANZ, Barclays, Bradesco, Citi,... Read more
Agro-Climate Project launched in Upper East
  A Climate Change Project dubbed”  Agro-Climate Research and Popularization Project(APTE-21)” ,   has been launched in Bolgatanga of the Upper East Region to help address climate change in the area of agriculture. The Project, which is being piloted at the Sumbrungu, Bongo-Soe and Lungu communities in the Bolgatanga Municipal... Read more
Rains destroy farms in Adaklu
 Days of torrential rains have destroyed farms and property worth thousands of cedis in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region. Streams in Kodzobi, Vodze, Have and Dzakpo overflowed their banks flooding farms and the communities. Crops destroyed include corn, cassava, groundnut, yams and vegetables. Mr Newlove Nyatsikor, a... Read more
Buildings collapse ,farms submerge, residents  displaced as Affram River sweeps Ahiatroga Island community
  A devastating flood has submerged Ahiatroga,an Island Community in the Kwahu Affram Plains South District of the Eastern region  collapsing about 26 houses displacing close to 100 inhabitants mostly peasant farmers . Many houses are in soggy disarray and at the verge of collapse as the floods have... Read more
Researchers: Climate Change May Turn Africa’s Arid Sahel Green
  A woman prepares her shawl as her baby lies on the ground, after arriving by donkey to have the baby examined for signs of malnutrition at a walk-in feeding center in Dibinindji, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, April 18, 2012. One of Africa’s driest... Read more
African countries must unite on climate action plans
  African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, African countries should also mobilise climate finance to... Read more
Too much rain: China’s floods roil hydropower, corn supplies
Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world’s largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion. Heavy rainfall, mudslides and hail caused by... Read more
Institutions in Ghana seek $320 million to combat climate change
  Mr Robert Mensah, an Economist with the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Finance, has said institutions in Ghana were seeking to access 320 million dollars from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). He said the monies from the GCF would go into infrastructure... Read more
E/R : NADMO warns residents in flood prone areas to relocate to Safe areas
      The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, has warned residents in flood prone areas to relocate to “safe heaven” areas to avoid disaster .     According to Eastern Regional Director of NADMO,Mr.Kwame Appiah Kodua, the safety of residents and properties of... Read more
Flood displaces 1000 residents
About 1000 residents in Anwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipal of the Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour Tuesday . The flood according to the victims was caused by the collapsed River Oda Bridge paving way for the river to overflow its banks to homes of... Read more