Tuesday, December 7, 2021
The country loses an estimated US$11billion, as the cost of environmental degradation according to a recent Ghana Country Environmental Analysis by the World Bank, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, has revealed. The analysis points to the conclusion that environmental degradation and unsustainable natural resource...
Human activities such as cutting down of forests, improper waste disposal, use of fertilisers, burning of coal and petroleum products and gas (fossil fuels), continue to have a brunt on the environment. These are leading to changes in average weather conditions such as temperature and rainfall, affecting natural resources...
The Okyehene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has underscored the need for Ghanaians to respect nature to ensure their communities and traditional areas were clean and healthy. “In the olden days, our mothers will wake up around 4:00 a.m., and sweep the compound; there was nothing like dumping of refuse into...
A former Director of Engineering at the Ghana Grid Company (GRIDCo), Ing. Norbert Anku, has said that the nation’s grid infrastructure is well structured to integrate nuclear energy once the power is generated. According to him, electricity integration is one of the mandates of GRIDCo and enough technology is available to...
New research highlights a $200 billion climate investment market opportunity for climate-first investors to help achieve universal access to energy in Africa and avoid 626 m/t CO2e by 2030. In the newly released A Green Energy Future for Rural Africa report, opportunities for climate-first funders to avoid carbon emission –...
A rising middle class, rapid urbanisation, the ensuing change in taste and preference as well as an increased emphasis on digitisation has provided many advantages for day-to-day living, chief among them being improved standard of living, better healthcare provision and more convenience in the execution of many tasks. On the...
Ghana has committed to restoring one million hectares and to have about two million hectares of its degraded and deforested land restored by the year 2030 under a number of international agreements and conventions relevant for Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR). In order to meet these commitments, particularly under the Bonn...
The National Green Job Strategy, when executed, will create a lot of opportunities for Ghanaians, including the creation of decent jobs for the youth, Eric Twum - a climate change consultant and green economist, has said. According to him, it is anticipated that the green job strategy will be a...
Parliament has approved government’s request for a financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDA) for an amount of US$ 125 million as additional financing for the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and and Water Project (GSWP). The purpose of the funding is to continue with the implementation of earlier...
In many African countries including Ghana and around the globe, plastics play a very important role in the economic lives of people due to its durability, potability and affordability. Plastics play a significant role in transporting Ghana’s indigenous goods. Indigenous food products like ‘‘waakye’’ and ‘‘kenkey’’ are no exceptions....
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