Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Ghana’s Finance Ministry not doing much to access climate funding
Mr Clement  Humado, Member of Parliament  for Anlo constituency, has said that  the  Ministry of Finance is not doing much as a signatory authority  in funding of climate change projects. According to him, although private people had proposals, they were not able to access funding citing for example carbon... Read more
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
Climate Innovation Centre launches Clean -Technology Intelligence Report
  The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), an incubator for Ghanaian ‘cleantech’ businesses with a focus on solar, has launched the “Ghana Clean-Technology Market Intelligence report for efficient use of technology for climate security. The report seeks to, among other things, enlighten people on how to turn waste into... Read more
Article :’Cerebral ” Harmattan
If you live and work in my side of Africa, as in the wild wild West, you know what time of day it is. The Harmattan has arrived, as in very fine particles of dust blown by an easterly/north-easterly wind from the Sahel. It will hover in a gritty... Read more
Water security plan for Bawku and Bongo developed
  Water Aid Ghana has presented  a five year  comprehensive Water Security Plan to the Bawku  West  and Bongo District Assemblies  to help them develop systematic way to secure and  sustain water supply for communities and for multiple use in the coming years. The  plans  are expected to cost... Read more
RIPS and EPA host Post-COP23 colloquium
A post-UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change has been organised in Accra to sensitise key stakeholders on emerging issues from the Conference held in Bonn, Germany in November. The event, also attended by policymakers and key public officials, was hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies... Read more
Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study
OSLO (Reuters) – World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) more than previously projected by... Read more
Trump Disbands Group Meant to Prepare Cities for Climate Shocks
By Christopher Flavelle Community Resilience Panel was created by Obama in 2015 ‘One of the last federal bodies’ to talk about climate change The Trump administration has terminated a cross-agency group created to help local officials protect their residents against extreme weather and natural disasters. The Community Resilience Panel... Read more
MoFA introduces drought resistant, early maturing crop varieties
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region to help minimise the effect of climate change on farming activities in the area. Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Municipal Director of MoFA, said this... Read more
Sustainable climate change adaptation lies in the hands of the youth – ASSAR
The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Africa-team Project has come out with activities to enhance climate change adaptation in the Upper West region and Koutiala in Mali as its way of giving back to society. The activities include; Schools Competition on climate change adaptation, Smart Water Management... Read more