Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change View more sharing options By John Vidal- The Guardian It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the... Read more
Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57
Firefighters work to put out a forest fire near Bouca, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/RAFAEL MARCHANTE (Reuters) – A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest... Read more
Renewable energy project from Ghana among winners of $7m global competition
Three African renewable energy projects announced as winners of the US$7million Access Co-Development Facility competitition. Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of renewable power projects in emerging markets in partnership with EREN Renewable Energy a global independent power producer, are delighted to announce the three winners of... Read more
US withdrawal from Paris  Climate Change Accord is a betrayal to future generation -African  King
His Royal Majesty of Akyem  Abuakwa State in Ghana-West Africa  ,Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has described as the “saddest moment in his life ” withdrawal of United States of America from the Paris Climate Change Accord. According to the Overlord ,the decision is a betrayal to future generation who... Read more
UNFCCC regrets Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement
  The Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said, it regrets the announcement by the President of the United States, Donald Trump on Thursday that his government will withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the UNFCCC and copied to... Read more
Russian galamseyers sought protection from Kumbour – MP
The foreigners who were arrested for engaging in illegal mining activities on Monday applied for protection under the former Minister of Defence, Ben Kumbour. The Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Yaw Frimpong who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said: “I have made enquiries from the former Minister... Read more
Okyenhene demands apology from BNI over galamsey accusation
The Okyenhene, Osagyefuo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has demanded an immediate apology from the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) for wrongfully accusing him of engaging in ‘galamsey’ activities. His demands follow a BNI report which named the chief and his palace among scores of other chiefs from eight regions of... Read more
Rural communities in Ghana to get electricity from Palm Kernel shells
    Many rural Communities in Ghana are expected to benefit from electricity generated from Palm Kernel shells. The Project is facilitated by Centre for Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development (CEESD) and partnered by the  Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA). The pilot  Project at Pappase , an off-grid... Read more
RESIDENTS OF Greda Estate at Teshie-Nungua chased out garbage collectors of Daben Cleaning Services Limited when the workers visited the community to start the collection of garbage as directed by the Ledzokuku- Krowor Municipal Assembly. The angry residents prevented the company workers from emptying their bins as a protest... Read more
African small-scale farmers to benefit from ecosystem initiative
    The integrated Financial and Commodities Ecosystem (FinComEco) on Monday launched an initiative aimed at driving improvements in food security, economic diversity and financial inclusion through a socially responsible commercial delivery partnership. The goal is a sustainable and increasing improvement in the sophistication and living standards of smallholder... Read more