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…

EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... Read more
Life below water: Saving Africa’s fishery resources
Source: By Praise Nutakor, Communications and PR Associate of UNU-INRA Fishing in Elimina_ Ghana- Photo- UNU-INRA The Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14 aims to promote the conservation and the sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources for development. One of the most important water-dependent sectors is the fishery... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... Read more
Harness Wetland Resources for Improved Livelihoods – Dr Dennison
The Director of Coastal Sustainable Landscape Project (CSLP), Dr Steve Dennison has underscored the socio-economic values of wetland resources in the country. He in this regard advised that depleted mangrove trees in wetland areas should consciously be restored to preserve their biological diversity. Dr Dennison was speaking to the... Read more
MESTI/FAO signs agreement for sustainable management of Wetland resources
  The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) on Tuesday, signed a Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) agreement with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for enhancing the sustainable management of Wetland resources. The two-year project, worth about $390,000, is expected to address issues militating against lagoons through... Read more
FoN: Protection  of ocean resources vital
. In celebration of World Oceans Day 2017, Friends of the Nation (FoN) calls for collaborative efforts to protect the ocean resources for better fisheries. With the theme for this year being, “Our Oceans, Our Future”, FoN is joining hundreds of organisations and millions of individuals around the world... Read more
60% of Ghana’s water bodies polluted – Water Resources Commission
About 60 per cent of Ghana’s water bodies are polluted, with many in critical condition, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has said. Mr. Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Commission at a workshop in Ho, said the polluted water bodies were mostly in the south-western parts of the country,... Read more
African governments asked to commit resources for malarial control
Mr Andrew Deyi Saibu, the West Africa Regional Coordinator for the Next Generation Indoor Residual (NgenIRS) Project has appealed to African governments and the private sector to commit more resources to support in the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project. This, he said would help to control and eliminate malaria.... Read more
Our natural resources should propel our development – Dr Manteaw
  Dr Steve Manteaw, Co-Chair of the multi-stakeholder committee of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), has said natural resources in a given society is a key component for enhanced development. However, he said, if such resources were not efficiently managed it could possibly erode democratic accountability as... Read more
Forestry commission of Ghana lacks  resources to protect Forest reserves
The Forestry Commission of Ghana is unable to effectively protect forest reserves in the Country due to inadequate Logistics,fund and human resources.  Currently 30% of the 48 forest reserves in the Eastern region have been lost mainly through the activities of illegal mining  and illegal chainsaw operators. The Eastern... Read more