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…

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EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... Read more
RIPS and EPA host Post-COP23 colloquium
A post-UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change has been organised in Accra to sensitise key stakeholders on emerging issues from the Conference held in Bonn, Germany in November. The event, also attended by policymakers and key public officials, was hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies... Read more
President appoints Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as EPA Executive Director
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie as the new Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Mr Sarkodie, until his appointment, was the Head of the Science and Education Department of the University of Education, Winneba, (Mampong Campus) in the Ashanti Region. He... Read more
Peter Abum Sarkodie appointed EPA Executive Director
President Nana Akufo Addo has appointed Peter Abum Sarkodie as the Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He was a former Member of Parliament for the Mampong Constituency from 2005 to 2009 and a Member of the Parliamentary Select Committee for Science and Environment. Peter Abum Sarkodie is... Read more
EPA service personnel educate students on environmental issues
  The 2016/2017 National Service personnel of the Environmental Protection Agency have embarked on a sensitisation drive to educate students of Weija Municipal Assembly Basic School and Junior High School on environmental issues. The 60 service personnel extended the education to the Weija Presby School, planted trees and interacted... Read more
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ended World Environment Day with  seedlings planting at Gyinyase Seventh Day Adventist Junior High School in the Kumasi metropolis. The tree planting was aimed at educating people on environmental protection thereby ensuring that the beauty of the environment is maintained and water bodies... Read more
Frafraha residents fight EPA over ‘toxic’ rubber factory
Residents of Frafraha in Accra are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of compromising on their health after a plastic recycling factory was allowed to operate in the area without permit. The residents who live near the plastic manufacturing factory at north Frafraha say the toxic fumes from the... Read more
EPA plants 1,000 trees to Combat Desertification
A total of 1,000 cassia and mahogany seedlings have been planted along the Black Volta River near Siiro community in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region. The planting of the seedlings was part of activities marking the 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in the... Read more
EPA takes steps to ensure safe handling of e-waste
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken steps to ensure safe handling of electronic waste (e-waste) in the Ashanti Region. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the Regional Director of the Agency, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that, a collection point, where these would be deposited was being set up in... Read more
EPA says website undergoing makeover to match Trump, Pruitt views
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence (L) and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on ”energy independence,” eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, during an event at the Environmental Protection… REUTERS/Carlos Barria   The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov,... Read more