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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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