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2nd National REDD+ Forum

Eighteen Countries converge in Accra to Debate on Deforestation and degradation

Eighteen countries have met in Accra to discuss how to mitigate deforestation and improve on afforestation as part of the Africa Regional Consultative workshop...
Environmental degradation

FMNR saves Lawra/Nandom communities from land degradation

Background With climate change knocking at the door as a result of increasing deforestation and droughts, the future sometimes looks very bleak and scary. It...
Environmental-pollution

Ghanaians advised to give hope to future generations

The District Chief Executive for Amenfi West, Mr. George Agyiri has stressed the need to protect the natural environment and its resources to give...

World Bank supports Ghana to combat deforestation and degradation

The World Bank (WB), through a grant agreement with Solidaridad West Africa for Natural Resources Management is supporting 53 selected communities in the Brong-Ahafo...
Illegal miners in business

Retired Military Officer Supports Against Illegal Mining

A retired military officer has called for strong support for the government’s push to end the destruction of the environment through the activities of...

Amewu Pledges to Curb Water Body Degradation

file image The Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu has pledged a nationwide tree planting exercise around water bodies in the country. The...

Losing Aquatic Matter Through Sand Winning in Coastal Areas

For decades sand wining and gravel extraction have become prevalent along the coast, where fishing is predominant. The combined effect of the sand winning...
World Bank

Environmental Degradation Taking a Toll On Ghana’s GDP

A report from the World Bank indicates that Ghana is losing close to 12 per cent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) due to...
Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie

Bishop urges Government to end environmental degradation

In his keynote address, Most Reverend John Bonaventure Kwofie, Bishop of the Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese, regretted that the evil of greed and disregard of others,...
Rural Women Day

Earmark lands for agricultural use

The rate of urbanisation and other developmental amenities is rapidly at the ascendency in the country, threatening land availability for the productive activities such...

New Fund Needed to Push Forward Land Degradation Neutrality Concept

A new catch phrase, ?Land Degradation Neutrality?, is being brought into play with increasing prominence, with the intention of using the concept to ensure...
Agriculture

Ordinary citizens can impact climate change

This year?s climate conference in Paris might be the last chance to limit global warming below 2 degrees. Climate change affects everyone, but very...

15 percent of Botswana land affected by land degradation – lawmaker

Approximately 91,000 square kilometers or 15.5 percent of Botswana's land is affected by degradation or desertification, Botswana lawmaker Biggy Butale said on Thursday. ...
Experts say the world's forest provide a valuable and irreplaceable source of genetic resources ?

Save our forests – FSD

Nana Poku Bosompem, Nkawie District Manager of Forest Services Division (FSD), Forestry Commission, has appealed to forest fringe communities to stop the plundering of...

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari emerged APC flag bearer

Major General Muhammadu Buhari has emerged as the APC flagbearer for the 2015 Presidential election and President Goodluck Jonathan has emerged for the PDP....

Reducing forest loss and climate change impacts

The Forestry Commission?s (FC) estimation of Ghana?s environmental degradation in its major natural resource sectors as at 2010 costs between five to 10 per...

Worsening Climate Change Could Affect Africa’s Economy

The devastating effects of climate change are already being felt across the planet, including in Africa. The 2011 drought-induced famine in the Horn of...

Forests Contribution to Ghana’s Economic Development.

Dr Alfred Sugri Tia, a Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has tasked the agencies in the forestry sector to address...
Dr.Calvin Atewamba, Research Fellow, United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa addressing the workshop.

There Is The Need To Expand Infrastructure-Dr Calvin

The increasing slums in African cities, Ghana included is due to the rising number of people moving from rural centres to the urban centre,...

About 849m hectares of land may be degraded by 2050

Up to 849 million hectares of natural land ? nearly the size of Brazil ? may be degraded by 2050 should current trends of...

Ministry Of Lands to halt forest degradation

The Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Ms Barbara Serwaah Asamoah, has said firm and decisive action would be taken to halt the...

Environmental degradation a threat to Ghana’s economy

The current spate of environmental degradation and pollution of rivers and water bodies  in the country has come under severe criticism by many concerned...

Environmental degradation in Ghana to be checked

  The Wood Workers Association of Ghana (WWAG), has appealed to the government to review upwards the 20 per cent quota saw millers are required...

Migratory Birds threatened by Loss and Degradation of Natural Habitats

The annual migration of an estimated 50 billion birds? around 19 per cent of the world?s 10,000 bird species?is one of the world?s great...

Africa?s development under constant threat of land degradation

  Professor Robert Clement Abaidoo, a Soil Scientist, has expressed worry about the growing land degradation in Africa and warned this could threaten its development. He...

AFRICAN GREAT GREEN WALL: A FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME REPRESENTING AFRICA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF...

AFRICAN GREAT GREEN WALL: A FLAGSHIP PROGRAMME REPRESENTING AFRICA?S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF NEUTRAL LAND DEGRADATIONADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 6, 2012/African Press Organization...