Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

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EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports
 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs... Read more
EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030
European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals. European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete holds a news conference on mobility and climate change package at the... Read more
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force Press Release Today the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing the “tipping point’’ needed to trigger its entry into force. “The EU has... Read more
NGOs tell EU donors to respect African clean energy leadership
    The European Commission and France are “doing far more harm than good” by pushing through projects without scrutiny, say campaigners A boy does schoolwork by the light of a solar-powered lamp (Pic: Patrick Bentley/SolarAid) By Megan Darby More than 100 NGOs from around the world weighed into... Read more
EU, France accused of hijacking ‘Africa-led’ clean energy scheme
  African head of $10bn programme quits, saying French environment minister Ségolène Royal intervened to impose EU-preferred projects French environment minister Ségolène Royal has been accused of undermining African leadership of a flagship clean energy programme (Pic: Flickr/COP Paris) By Megan Darby A $10bn clean energy programme launched at the... Read more
EU expresses support to help Ghana tackle environmental challenges
  The European Union (EU) in Ghana, on Wednesday expressed its readiness towards supporting efforts at addressing environmental challenges confronting the country. Mr William Hanna, Ambassador of the EU delegation, who led a team to pay a courtesy call on Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and... Read more