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Saga of issuance of timber legality licenses in Ghana (2)

Samuel Abu Jinapor

Ever since, Ghana’s forestry sector stakeholders learnt about the fitness check the European Union (EU) conducted in 2020 on the Forest Law Environment Governance Trade (FLEGT) system in Ghana, an uneasy calm seems to have settled on the sector. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Samuel Abu Jinapor This unease is, perhaps, as a result of the findings and conclusions ...

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Saga of issuance of timber legality licenses in Ghana

Samuel Abu Jinapor

March 2021 has come and gone, and yet Ghana has not been able to issue a single Forest Law Environment Governance Trade (FLEGT) or Timber Legality License. As at November last year, and in accordance with its timetable, there was high optimism at the Forestry Commission (FC) that, by March this year, Ghana will be ready to issue FLEGT licenses. ...

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Germany, Ecuador, Ghana, Vietnam seek global agreement against marine litter

Marine pollution

The environment ministers of Germany, Ecuador, Ghana and Vietnam are holding an international ministerial conference against marine litter in September 2021 to promote a global agreement against marine litter and the pollution of the environment with plastic waste. Marine pollution Marine and plastic litter represent a global challenge that should be met with new impulses and political will, said the ...

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EU scheme to rescue mangrove forests in Ghana, eight other West Africa countries

Ghana Mangrove

Just as tropical forests help to maintain ecological balance and support livelihoods in the hinterlands, so mangrove forests fulfil critical functions in coastal areas. Mangrove harvested for fuel wood being transported to a market in one of Ghana’s coastal communities Mangroves are found in 10 of the 17 West African countries and play a vital role in the region’s coastal ...

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Solidaridad to support Nigeria, Ghana in oil palm production

Oil palm plantation

Solidaridad West Africa says it is making progress in enabling governments in Nigeria and Ghana to support and work with farmers toward a more sustainable climate-smart oil palm production. Oil palm plantation Stakeholders stated this in an at the end of a two-day Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) Wrap-up Workshop organised by Solidaridad West Africa – Nigeria in Uyo, Akwa Ibom ...

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BMW, Tetra Pak, Schüco flay plans to mine bauxite from Ghana’s Atewa Forest

Atewa Range Forest Reserve

As Ghana weighs the economic benefits of mining bauxite for aluminum at the Atewa Range Forest Reserve, three global manufacturing companies – BMW Group, Tetra Pak and Schüco International – have signaled concern over the proposal. The Atewa Range Forest Reserve According to them, mining will have catastrophic and irreversible effects on the people and wildlife that depend on the ...

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Germany funded waste-to-energy project targeting municipal solid waste underway in Ghana

Waste-to-energy Ghana

As nations worldwide continue to embrace the concept of waste as a resource to cherish and not to discard, Ghana is also coming up with initiatives that will not only improve the sanitation situation, but also contribute to sustainable industrial development. Workers and project officials at the construction site of the novel 400Kw power hybrid waste to energy treatment facility ...

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Ghanaian loggers without processing mills targeted for FLEGT compliance capacity development


Ghana’s long and arduous journey towards issuing FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade) licences is set to end in March 2021. Issuing FLEGT licence, is key in the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) between Ghana and European Union (EU) with the goal to trade only in legal timber products. Logging In other words, timber products must be from a verifiable source ...

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World Toilet Day: Why toilet issues matter

public toilet

Thursday, November 19, 2020 is World Toilet Day, a day set aside by the UN to celebrate toilets and create the needed awareness of billions of people who still do not have access to this important but basic infrastructure. World Toilet Day exists to inform, engage and sensitise people all over the world to take action towards stopping open defaecation ...

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Cocoa stakeholders explore strategies to secure living income for farmers


This week, relevant international, regional and national stakeholders in cocoa production and trade are meeting in Ghana’s capital, Accra, for a historic purpose. Dubbed, “International Conference on Cocoa Pricing and Sustainability,” the focus is on securing equitable living income for cocoa farmers. Harvesting cocoa in Ghana The conference is also bringing together organisations and individuals who have been involved in ...

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