Friday, June 18, 2021
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...
Newmont Ghana, in partnership with the government of Ghana and Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), has cut the sod for construction of the 41 kilometre road from Nkawkaw to New Abirem Road in the Eastern Region as part of efforts to promote infrastructural development in its host communities and surrounding...
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...
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 –...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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