Saturday, September 18, 2021
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....
For almost 25 years, extreme poverty was steadily declining. Now, for the first time in a generation, the quest to end poverty has suffered its worst setback. This setback is largely due to major challenges — COVID 19, conflict, and climate change — facing all countries, but in particular those with large poor populations. The increase in extreme poverty from 2019 to 2020 is projected to be larger than...
The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR) has begun an emergency evacuation of heaps of refuse at illegal dumpsites at the Nkawie MA Primary School and others in the Atwima Nwabiagya Municipality in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. However, the exercise at a third illegal dumpsite at Akrofrom near...
As part of activities to climax Green Action Week Campaign 2020, CUTS Ghana, research, consumer protection and public policy think tank with support from Consumer International, has educated market women at Kasoa in the Central Region on innovative measures to reduce the amount of waste they generate at the...
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’’ ‘‘kenkey’’ are no exceptions. However, these...
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