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Women in Kwaebibirem District sensitised on improved cookstoves

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Women at Kade in the Kwaebibirem District of the Eastern Region have benefitted from a workshop on climate change and...
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YAP creates jobs for unemployed youth in Dormaa Municipality – MCE

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The government’s Youth in Afforestation Programme (YAP) has recruited 189 young persons in the Dormaa Central Municipality to help address deforestation in the area. ...
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Ghana to launch REDD+ options to address deforestation and degradation

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Dr Augustus Asamoah, Principal Project Manager of Proforest has announced that the government was set to launch the Ghana National REDD+ Strategy Programme. He said...
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Ghana to launch strategic options to address deforestation

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Dr Augustus Asamoah, the Principal Project Manager of Proforest, a non-profit organsition for the sustainable use of natural resources, said government was set to...

Trained forest monitors equipped to combat deforestation

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Communities fringing Ghana’s forest reserves and in the off reserve areas have always been at the receiving end of illegal activities in the forest...
2nd National REDD+ Forum

Eighteen Countries converge in Accra to Debate on Deforestation and degradation

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

We also need environmental clean-up for economic performance

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The Bank of Ghana earlier last year closed down five banks because they were said to have breached several banking regulations. This was...
Cocoa

Ghana & Côte d’Ivoire moves to end deforestation in Cocoa Sector

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The Prince of Wales attended a meeting yesterday that brought together senior government representatives from Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire and international business leaders to...
Forestry advocacy

Stakeholders look at ways to curb product driven deforestation

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The Tropical Forest Alliance in collaboration with Proforest and the Government of Ghana have begun a four -day meeting to find measures to reduce...
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Ghana intensifies fight against deforestation

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Authorities in Ghana have intensified their fight against deforestation by clamping down on illegal activities in the country’s forests that threaten sustainable forest resource...
Environmental-pollution

Ghanaians advised to give hope to future generations

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

Humans Asked Not To Underestimate Importance Of Forest

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Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has said the importance of the forest to humanity should not be underestimated but...
2nd National REDD+ Forum

The Fight Against Deforestation And Forest Degradation Is Very Crucial – Nana Addo

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As part of global effects to curb and reserve the menace of global warming and its resultant climate change, Ghana has committed itself to...
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Cocoa industry fast promoting deforestation in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

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The cocoa industry has been identified as one of the major drivers of deforestation in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana, the world's first and second...

Deforestation is Ghana’s leading environmental challenge – Amewu

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Deforestation was among leading challenges in Ghana's natural resource management, a senior official said late Wednesday. John Peter Amewu, the western...

World Bank supports Ghana to combat deforestation and degradation

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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...
Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng

Survival Of Humanity At Risk – Minister

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Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology Innovation, on Monday asked Ghanaians to be safety conscious and change their attitudes for...
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Deforestation helping animal-human disease transmission

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Deforestation is creating "disease reservoirs" in west and central Africa that resulted in the deadly Eboloa outbreak and could cause other possible epidemics, a...
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Global Warming Has Come To Stay – Chief

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Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, the Paramount Chief of the Bawku Traditional Area, has called on all to protect the environment. He said there is...

UN says South Sudan’s high temperature hurts agriculture

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Biplove Choudhary, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Senior Program Advisor, revealed in Juba that the change in temperature coupled with deforestation is a major threat...

More aggression needed to arrest depletion of Ghana’s forests

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Hugh Brown, Director of Operations for Plantations Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana, said although some of the causes of deforestation could not...
deforestation

Minister asks for action to handle deforestation in Africa

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Nii Osah Mills, Ghana's Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, made this call during the International Working Conference on Landscape Restoration that opened on...
Farmers

Agricultural outlook for 2016 looks pale – Expert

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It has also been revealed that the rainfall pattern would also be poor in the year, which will threaten food security in the country. Against...

Ghana to roll out National REDD+ Strategy

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The Government of Ghana will soon come out a robust National REDD+ strategy that will serve as a roadmap for Ghana to implement its...
Water Resources Commission

Water scarcity to hit Ghana

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He said right now, Ghana is economically water scarce resources country and needed to manage its water resources sustainably. The WRC Engineer said Ghana has...
Former President J. A. Kufuor

Current trend of deforestation in Ghana unacceptable – Kufuor

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He said the continuous decline in forest cover was very largely going to affect food and agricultural produce and jeopardize Ghana's longstanding position as...

A Long-term National Development Framework – A Condition Model for Ghana’s Development

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This long overdue effort from Government is very welcome and needs to be commended by all who believe in long term development planning. To...

Deforestation deprive Tanzania 400,000 ha of forest annually

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WWF Programme Coordinator, Isaac Malugu said here on Thursday that the environmental degradation has also been contributed by human activities whereby the main source...
GDP

Ghana losing close to 12% GDP due to environmental degradation

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This, according to Dr Elias Ayuk, Director, United Nations University - Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) Accra, was due to rapid degradation...
Sergio Godoy , Yara MD

Sergio Godoy appointed YARA Ghana MD

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Yara is the leading fertilizer supplier in the country and for many smallholder farmers, the products and services it offers remain crucial to sustaining...