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…

Government’s plans to embark on solar programme is in right direction – Minister
  Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said Government’s plan to embark on an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018 was in the right direction. He said programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that, government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities.... Read more
Ghana announces its NDCs plans at COP23
  Ghana is currently formulating a multi sectoral Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) implementation plan which is being prepared with the involvement of all the line Ministries and stakeholders. The civil society organisations (CSOs), the business community, and institutions, were all being engaged in the efforts to get a well... Read more
African countries must unite on climate action plans
  African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, African countries should also mobilise climate finance to... Read more
Plans to mine bauxite in Atiwa Forest to be put on hold
The government is considering putting on hold its plans to mine bauxite in the Atiwa Forest in the Eastern Region. That, according to the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, is to allow the government to assess proposals to turn the forest into a national park... Read more
Plans to split Savannah Ecological Zone finalised but expert says it will retard dev’t
The SADA zone Government says it has finalised plans to split the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone into two but an architect of the development of the zone has expressed fears the move would retard the development plan of the area. The Savannah Ecological Zone currently covers 54.4 per cent... Read more