After years of just bubbling under, the ESG megatrend has finally opened the afterburners. At a time when the reminders of past flameouts by the fossil fuel sector have been amplified by the pandemic, the Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) momentum has reached fever-pitch with assets invested in...
The land is essential to our lives – we grow food on it and rely on it for economic growth and development. In sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 83% of people depend directly on the land for survival. However, approximately two-thirds of the continent’s productive land is degraded – it has lost...
Around the world, there is a sweeping movement toward a global green energy transition. While world leaders have been urged by experts for years to start lowering greenhouse gas emissions and start battling climate change with a sense of urgency, the COVID-19 pandemic has, in its severe and continued...
The British Prime Minister has called on nations to make ambitious commitments to secure the planet for the next generation as he addressed a UN Climate Action Roundtable hosted by the UN Secretary-General. Boris Johnson attended the virtual roundtable to push for action on climate change and to chart a...
The Minister of Transport, Kweku Ofori Asiamah has led a delegation comprising, the Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Transport and the Ministerial Advisory Board, Mrs. Mabel Sagoe, Officials from the Ministry of Transport as well as the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to inspect current works at...
Environmentally friendly refrigerators and ACs will soon become widely accessible in Ghana through the Green On-wage (GO) financial mechanism under the ECOFRIDGES program with CalBank PLC. The ECOWAS Refrigerators and Air Conditioners Initiative (ECOFRIDGES) is a joint program by the United Nations Environment Programme’s United for Efficiency (U4E) initiative and...
The Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC), a pioneering green business incubator, last week held an economy and ecology strategic dialogue themed: ‘The Green Recovery’ as a response to the COVID-induced economic downturn currently assailing the Ghanaian economy. Agata E. Pawolowska, the World Bank Operations Manager, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone...
Civil society organisations (CSOs) have called on the Forestry Commission, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR), and the Parliament to expedite work on the conversion of extant leases and permits to valid timber utilisation contracts, which would allow for the successful issuance of the Forest Law Enforcement,...
The World Bank has released the Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan (NG-ACBP), which sets out a blueprint to help sub-Saharan African economies achieve low carbon and climate-resilient outcomes. The Plan calls for countries to seize the opportunity to scale-up climate resilience to grow their economies and reduce poverty, redouble...
The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) has said it may be compelled to shut down its water treatment plant at Nawuni in the Kumbungu district of the Northern Region if the water level rises above 36ft as a result of the torrential rainfall and spillage from the Bagre Dam. The...
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