UN Environment Program and European Investment Bank join forces to reduce pollution in the marine and coastal environment

UN Environment Program and European Investment Bank join forces to reduce pollution in the marine and coastal environment

Lisbon, 28 June 2022 – The UN Environment Program (UNEP) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) today launched the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Mediterranean Pollution Hot Spots Technical Assistance initiative, which aims to reduce pollution in the Mediterranean marine and coastal environment. As part of the USD 5 million Hot Spots Pollution project, the initiative … Read more

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on chiefs and other traditional authorities to complement the government’s efforts to protect the environment. Speaking at this year’s edition of the OhumFestival of the Chiefs and people of Akyem Abuakwa at Kyebi in the Eastern Region on Saturday Vice President Bawumia said it was the duty … Read more

Ghana: ‘Galamsey Must Halt to Safeguard Environment’

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

Goaso — The activities of illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey, must be completely halted in the country to safeguard lands, water bodies and forests, Mr Collins Oppong – Kyekyeku, a United Kingdom-based Ghana environmentalist, has stated. Mr Opong-Kyekyeku said though the government over the years had banned galamsey, people were still illegally mining in … Read more

Zimbabwe: Benjamin Mkapa Wildlife Award Photographs On Show

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

Sifelani Tsiko — Innovations Editor The National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) yesterday hosted the prestigious Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition to celebrate the African Wildlife Foundation’s 60th anniversary. The Mkapa Photo Awards is named to honor one of Africa’s most beloved leaders — Benjamin Mkapa, who served as President of Tanzania from 1995 … Read more

Zimbabwe: Boran Quarantine Station Boost for Livestock Genetics

Ghana: Partner Government to Protect the Environment – Dr Bawumia to Chiefs

The Government has launched the first-ever Boran Quarantine Station to boost livestock genetics in the country and increase the national herd to 5.5 million by 2025. The Boran Quarantine Station is also believed to be the only one in Africa and will attract farmers from across the continent, enhancing the livestock sector in the country. … Read more

Nairobi hosts UN biodiversity talks aimed at ’30 by 30′ push | Environment News

Nairobi hosts UN biodiversity talks aimed at ’30 by 30′ push |  Environment News

The UN is asking countries to designate 30 percent of their land and sea areas for conservation by 2030. United Nations negotiators have begun talks in Nairobi towards reaching a new global patch for protecting nature and wildlife, after a previous round of talks in March failed to make progress. With scientists warning that an … Read more

West Africa’s First Underwater Museum Highlights Environmental Issues

West Africa’s First Underwater Museum Highlights Environmental Issues

Dakar, Senegal — Waves lap up against the beach outside Oceanium, a scuba diving center and environmental organization in Dakar’s southern Plateau neighborhood. About 100 meters offshore and 5 meters below, eight sculptures rise from the ocean floor. Dutch and Italian artists Mischa Sanders and Philipp Putzer created the sculptures during an art residency in … Read more