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…

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... Read more
Ghana moves to build Bauxite Refinery In 3yrs – Bawumia
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia addressing the gathering Vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disclosed the government is putting in place the necessary legislation and infrastructure to establish a bauxite refinery in the next two to three years. A bill seeking to set up a Bauxite Development Authority to facilitate the... Read more
Gov’t moves to restore degraded forests
  Lands and Natural Resources Minister, Mr. John Peter Amewu, has hinted of plans to launch an aggressive reforestation programme to restore the nation’s degraded forests. He said come next year, the government would roll out a comprehensive policy to encourage plantation development. The goal, he said, was not... Read more
NGO moves to conserve sacred groves
  The Accelerated Rural Development Organization, a non-governmental organization, focused on sustainable environmental management, has embarked on a project to conserve about 30 sacred groves in the Volta Region. The old groves, some of which have been destroyed are dotted around Kpeve, Woadze, Agate, and Have. Mr Winfried Donkor,... Read more
NADMO moves headquaters to Northern region
The impoverished National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has launched a special operation on Thursday, August 3, 2017 to intensify public education and to proactively manage flood situations in the three regions up north its specter looms following the imminent spillage of the Bagre Dam. The operation has been dubbed... Read more
NGOs make moves to stop bauxite mining in Atewa Forest
The Coalition of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Against Mining in the Atiwa Forest Reserve, has said it will petition the International Union For Conservation of Nature, to stop attempts by Government to allow the mining of bauxite in parts of the forest as part of a 15 billion dollar arrangement... Read more
Britain moves to control foreign fishing in its waters
Britain will withdraw from an agreement that allows some other European countries to fish between six and 12 miles from its coast as it “takes back control” of fishing policy, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday. The government will on Monday begin a two-year process to leave the... Read more
NADMO MOVES TO BRING RAMSAR SITE BACK TO LIFE
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaboration with the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) is working to put in place a committee that will see to it that portions of the Ramsar Site Lagoon that has been encroached upon is dredged to help bring back to life the once... Read more
Moves to halt gas explosions…Refill at stations to be banned
Mr Hassan Tampuli – The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority  Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets will no longer be allowed to refill cylinders at their plants under a comprehensive national policy aimed at halting gas explosions at gas filling outlets.Under the policy, soon to... Read more