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Diplomats plant more trees in Achimota Forest Reserve

Ghana’s quest to fight climate change and increase its reforestation drive was given a boost last Friday when members of the Diplomatic Corps joined forces with the Forestry Commission to plant trees in the Achimota Forest to commemorate the fourth edition of Green Ghana Day. Seedlings planted by the Diplomatic Corps included Militia, Tree of Life, Mansonia, Teak, and Mahogany ...

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Spain applies to join South Africa’s case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

Spain will ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its foreign minister announced Thursday. Spain is the first European country to take the step after South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last year. It alleged that Israel was breaching the genocide convention in ...

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Penplusbytes Urges Tech-Driven Climate Action Ahead of Green Ghana Day 2024

Nature-based carbon removal solutions, such as tree planting, are essential in mitigating the effects of climate change. A recent analysis by Oxfam indicates that to achieve “net zero” by 2050 using “land-based” carbon removal methods like tree planting, reforestation projects, and land management techniques, “would require at least 1.6 billion hectares of new forests, equivalent to five times the size of India or more than all the farmland on the planet.” ...

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ISODEC donates Research Reports to UGBS, Balme Library

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC), one of Ghana’s foremost Policy, Research and Advocacy Think Tanks has donated wide-ranging research reports to the Balme Library and the Department of Public Administration of University of Ghana Business School (UGBS). The reports donated are titled,” C0VID-19 Impact Studies on the Natural Resources Sector of Five Anglophone countries in West; User Fees, Capitation ...

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Don’t be dodgy, release documents on sale of hotels – Afenyo-Markin tells SSNIT

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, has urged the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) to release documents related to the sale of its shares in four hotels to Dr. Bryan Acheampong, the Minister for Food and Agriculture. SSNIT is in the final stages of selling 60% of its shares in the Elmina Beach Resort, Ridge Royal Hotel, ...

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Deadly strike on Rafah a tragic mishap, Netanyahu says

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the strike which killed scores of displaced Palestinians in Rafah was a “tragic mishap”. Speaking in the Israeli parliament, Mr Netanyahu said it was vital that Israel took “every precaution possible” to protect civilians caught up in the fighting in Gaza. He told MPs that an investigation into the incident was under way, but ...

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ISODEC intensifies stakeholder consultations to stay stronger and viable   

The Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) has extended its consultative meeting to the Southern part of the country to harvest ideas from sister Civil Society groups to engender institutional growth and financial sustainability. The meeting formed part of STAR Ghana Foundation’s eight-year Civil Society Strengthening Fund – Shift the Power (CSSP – StP) project, which seeks to build sustainable partnerships with ...

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Develop traceable systems to reduce Illicit Financial Flows in the Mining sector- ISODEC advises Gov’t

The Integrated Social Development Centre, (ISODEC) a leading Policy, Research and Advocacy Organization in the country has advised the government of Ghana to develop and implement traceable structures that track gold from extraction to final sale.  ISODEC believes that such traceable systems would help reduce Illicit Financial Flows(IFFs) from the Mining sector, increase domestic revenue mobilization and boost Ghana’s quest ...

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SOLAR SCRAPS – THE NEXT ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER IN AFRICA?

Around the World, Energy from Solar sources is being promoted for very good reasons. As far as environmental desirability and impacts are concerned, solar is about as good as it gets and is only getting better as sophistication of design and project development improves. As the solar revolution catches up, many models are being developed to ramp up adoption of ...

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South Africa’s ex-leader Zuma barred from standing in election

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma is barred from running for parliament in this month’s election, the country’s top court ruled on Monday, a judgment that could influence the outcome and trigger unrest from Zuma’s supporters. The constitutional court ruled that Zuma’s 15-month jail sentence for contempt of court in 2021 disqualified him from standing in the May 29 election, ...

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