Monday, May 10, 2021
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Gov’t, ECG should focus on minimising systemic losses Pay suppliers, power generators, transmitter on time The growth of renewable energy in the country should be seen as an opportunity, not a threat to the viability and future growth of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the largest distributor of...
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 nation’s industrialisation agenda is the main pull-factor for the consideration of nuclear energy to be added to the energy mix, Board Chairman of Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG), Fred Oware has said - noting that even though there are many uses of nuclear energy, the country is considering the move as...
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