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…

Blame Human for degradation of the Environment -Minister
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister, has said human action has led to the degradation of the environment and the perennial drying of rivers and streams in our communities. Alhaji Alhassan said this during a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) workshop held in Wa on the development of Integrated... Read more
Countries and groups commit to halt ocean degradation  More than 600
commitments have been received at the Ocean Conference underway at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York with a pledge to take action to improve the health of the ocean. The voluntary commitments, including countries, businesses and civil society groups, have been recorded and more are expected at... Read more
Government seeks more partnership to address environmental degradation
 The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources would in July, host series of stakeholder engagements in four regional capitals to deliberate on measures needed to restore Ghana’s degraded environment. Dubbed the national debate, the discussions would be centred around addressing issues of illegal mining, illegal logging, and deforestation, and... Read more
UN launches new campaign to tackle land degradation
 This year’s UN World Day to Combat Desertification will be celebrated on 17 June and the UN has launched a programme to combat land degradation to help create jobs and boost food security. Africa has some of the most degraded lands in the world, and is only second to... Read more