Monday, May 10, 2021
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...
Axcon Energy Limited has kicked off construction of Appolonia City’s first solar power plant,  which will bring 5MW of renewable energy to homeowners and businesses within Greater Accra’s new city. The solar plant, located in Appolonia Industrial Park, provides additional capacity to Appolonia City’s dedicated power substation. “The new solar plant...
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...
The sod has been cut for work to begin on a solid-waste treatment facility for the people of Bono Region. The project - a collaboration between the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), Zoomlion Ghana Limited (ZGL) and its private-sector partners - is aimed at improving sanitation in the...
Ghana is making significant progress toward the sustainable management of cocoa forest landscapes, boosting livelihoods and addressing the impacts of climate change  Ghana has received an advance payment of US$1.3million out of a US$50million agreement with the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility for results-based payments for reducing emissions from...
One of the striking cultural elements of many a society is their building architecture; a personality carved deliberately with indigenous material, colour, motifs and other symbolic accents. Until the influence of western design, indigenous design leveraged the immediate natural environment to provide quality indoor air, cooling and other functional spaces....
Not so long ago, the energy transition was an idealistic concept-driven largely by researchers and environmentalists. The most important drawback was the high cost associated with the deployment of clean technologies. However, today and even more in the very near future, renewable energies (RE) will be accepted as the...
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