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…

Remain focus despite criticism -President tells Operation Vanguard
President Akufo-Addo has urged members of the government’s anti-galamsey task-force Operation Vanguard in the Eastern Region, to remain focused despite criticisms of their operations. He said he was proud about their work, and encouraged them not to be disturbed by the allegations by some Ghanaians they were conniving with... Read more
Integrate the Environment into Development planining -A Rocha tells MDAs
  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) have been urged to integrate  environmental related issues into both short term and long term development planning programs for a sustainable Development . A-Rocha Ghana, a civil society organization focused on the protection of the environment is embarking on a sensitization exercise... Read more
Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries
World faces disaster if those who contributed ‘lion’s share’ to global warming don’t aid low-income countries, IMF says The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows... Read more
Trump May Seek Solution on Climate Change, Macron Tells JDD
French President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed Donald Trump to Paris two days ago to participate in Bastille Day celebrations, said the U.S. president may seek a solution over the next months for the fight against global warming. “We’ve spoken in detail on what may allow him to return into... Read more
I’ll not allow you to destroy the environment – President tells illegal miners in Kyebi
President Akufo Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to bring to an end the illegal mining menace that has caused destruction to water bodies and the environment. The President told illegal miners in his hometown, Kibi, government will not allow them to destroy the environment with impunity, adding that government... Read more
  Space technology is the way to go in fight against environmental pollution  -NASA tells Ghana
An Associate Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) ,Dr.Richard Damoah  has called on government of Ghana to prioritize Satellite  Technology in the country’s quest to fight against environmental pollution . According to him,Space Technology has the capability to surveil the environment regardless of the topography and location... Read more
Show much interest in climate change -GII tells media
    The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) the local chapter of Transparency International has called on the media to show much interest in climate change issues as much as they have shown in the Galamsey menace since climate change is another serious timed bomb awaiting to explode in the... Read more
Rescue Atewa Forest-GWS tells gov’t
  Mr David Tampori Dramani, the Principal Programmes Assistant at the Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS), has entreated government to as a matter of urgency curb the illegal mining (galamsy)  in the Atewa forest. He said the move would save government from the risk of importing water to meet the... Read more
Talk to your citizens to respect our laws – Hamid tells Chinese Ambassador
The Minister of information, Mustapha Hamid has told the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana that the country will  not hesitate to apply the full force of the law if any Chinese national is arrested in connection with illegal mining. The Minister’s remark comes on the heels of government’s massive showdown... Read more
Create jobs for affected illegal miners – WACAM tells Gov’t
The Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM), a mining sector pressure group has advised government to create employment avenues to absorb the affected illegal miners for a more sustained fight against galamsey. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has said security forces will subsequently... Read more