Eat less meat: UN climate change report calls for change to human diet

Efforts to curb greenhouse gas-emissions and the impacts of global warming will fall significantly short without drastic changes in global land use, agriculture and human diets, leading researchers warn in a high-level report commissioned by the United Nations. The special report on climate and land by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) describes plant-based […]

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The Rosewood ‘Plunder’ Scandal: How Did We Get Here?

Arguably, the most heartbreaking environmental scandal to have hit Ghana recently is the damning report on how “a massive institutionalized scheme of timber trafficking” enabled by an alleged high-level corruption and collusion has resulted in the loss of about 6 million rosewood trees through illegal logging and the abuse of timber rights allocation permit. The […]

forest guards

Forest Guards undergone military training

More than 800 forest guards of the Forestry Commission have undergone military training to acquire skills to tackle increasing cases of poaching, illegal mining and illegal chains saw operations in the country’s forest reserves. The three-week exercise which was conducted at the Asutuare Military Training School in the Greater Accra Region is meant to help […]

Acting Executive Director,EPA

EPA Says Ghana is not in position to enforce outright ban on plastics

Mr John Pwamang, the Acting Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says the country cannot put a total ban on plastics due to the large number of plastic industries in the country. “If you look at the kind of manufacturing system we have in Ghana and the number of people that are employed, […]

ATEWA FOREST

Global environmentalists intensify campaign to save Atewa Forest

The future of Atewa Forest Reserve remains uncertain provoking global environmentalists to intensify unrelenting campaign to save the forest described as exceptional biological importance with the finest upland evergreen forest. The global environmental campaigners include; A Rocha Ghana, Friends of the Earth, Herp Ghana, Rainforest Trust, Ghana Institute of Foresters, the Netherlands Committee of the […]