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…

Today is Int.Forest Day
In 2018, the International Day of Forests (IDF) will address the theme, ‘Forests for sustainable cities,’ and will focus on how forests and trees in urban areas regulate temperature and water flows, provide nutritious foods and shelter, cleanse the air and foster community cohesion and individual well-being, among other... Read more
FAO hosts international experts to manage Fall Armyworm
  The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is hosting experts from the Americas and Africa to deliberate on the outbreak of the Fall Armyworm (FAW) infestation that is rapidly spreading across Africa. The FAW is said to be destroying farm crops, especially, maize across the continent, thereby causing... Read more
International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues
The annual London conference brings together key players from a wide range of countries. A core issue at this year’s conference was the FLEGT process. FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) is the EU’s answer to fighting the global scourge of illegal logging. Collectively around the world, illegal... Read more
Ghana observes International Day for biodiversity
  Ghana on Monday joined the global community to observe the International Day for Biological Diversity (biodiversity) emphasising the need to protect the Atiwa Range Forest Reserve for posterity. A release issued on Monday and signed by Ms Patricia Appiagyei, the Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation,... Read more
International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May
    Mammoth Hot Springs, in Yellowstone National Park, host thermophilic bacteria which color the travertine terraces (Wyoming, USA – 2007). UN Photo/EFP 2017 Theme: “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth.  In turn, a well-managed tourist sector can help... Read more
Ghana’s cocoa risk international boycott over galamsey – Minister
The Western Regional Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie, has said that Ghana’s premium cocoa risks being banned on the international market, due to the huge “heavy metals” unleashed into the soil in cocoa growing areas by illegal miners. He said if the situation is not checked, the consequences of a... Read more
GUNSA urges gov’t to comply with ratified International Conventions on environment
The Ghana United Nations Students and Youth Association (GUNSA)  has called on government of Ghana to comply with various international conventions on environment which the country has ratified to help safeguard the environment from further destruction.In a statement issued in Accra by the Association stated that, “ we demand... Read more
Forestry Commission of Ghana outlines week long activities on International Forest Day
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Forestry Commission in collaboration with other stakeholders  joined the world to celebrate the International Day of Forests on March 21. It is a day set aside since 2012 by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly to raise awareness on the importance... Read more