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 implements interventions to address issues of deforestation
Mr John Peter Amewu, Ghana’s Minister of Lands and Natural Resources has said  Ghana has committed itself in implementing a number of interventions to address the issues of deforestation and forest degradation to mitigate the impact of climate change. Speaking at a World Bank side event at the ongoing... Read more
Ghana is more committed to mitigating climate impact – Amewu
Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has addressed a World Bank side event on Accelerating Climate -resilient and low-carbon development in Africa at the ongoing COP23 in Bonn, Germany. He said Ghana’s commitment towards climate change mitigation could be found in it various initiatives being... Read more
From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders
Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the... 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
Al Gore: ‘I tried my best’ but Trump can’t be educated on climate change
At UN climate talks in Bonn, Gore is heading an unofficial group trying to stop climate change – in the face of scepticism from Trump administration officials Al Gore has accused Donald Trump of surrounding himself “with the absolute worst of climate deniers” and said he has given up... Read more
Nations better shielded from disasters, Pacific most at risk: study
BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Many nations have become less vulnerable to natural disasters ranging from cyclones to earthquakes because of improved preparedness, but Pacific island states remain most at risk, a study showed on Tuesday. Smoke and ash emanates from the Manaro Voui volcano located on Vanuatu’s northern island... Read more
Atmospheric heat expected to drop with start of dry season
The atmospheric heat currently being experienced in the southern part of the country, is expected to drop with the beginning of the harmattan season. The dry or harmattan season is expected to start around the beginning of December in Southern Ghana, which is at the moment transitioning from the... Read more
Anger over Trump support for coal at UN climate talks
Image captionRepresentatives of US coal companies are due to present at this year’s climate talks Plans by the Trump administration to promote coal as a solution to climate change at a major UN meeting have angered environmentalists. An adviser to the president is expected to take part in a... Read more
Youth should be more involved in climate change mitigation agenda
The Ghana Youth Alliance for Agenda 2030 (GYA-2030), a Non Governmental Organisation, has called for an increased education and awareness creation on climate change among the youth to enable them support efforts at mitigating the impact of climate change. They said the capacities of the youth should also be... Read more
Climate Change to Affect 10 Million Americans by 2075, CBO Warns
By Christopher Flavelle Mobile homes in a flooded neighborhood in Bonita Springs, Florida, on Sept. 12, 2017. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg Ten million Americans will be “substantially affected” by climate change by 2075, causing government disaster spending to jump, the Congressional Budget Office projected Thursday. But, instead of trying to cut... Read more