World  |  Environment  |  Science & Technology  |  Health  |  Human Rights  |  Feel Good  |  Regions
Great News Network

Positive news from Ghana


Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.
"We leave this Summit with a strong and robust commitment to give life to the good ideas that came from the debates, and to scale up the commitments contained in the Gaborone Declaration across the whole African continent and indeed the wider world,"
- Ian Khama, President of Botswana

Spread the word: Share


More positive news from Ghana

Ten African nations pledge to transform their economies to take nature into account

Source: MongaBay, Thu June 14, 2012
Last month ten African nations, led by Botswana, pledged to incorporate 'natural capital' into their economies. Natural capital, which seeks to measure the economic worth of the services provided by ecosystems and biodiversity—for example pollination, clean water, and carbon—is a nascent, but growing, method to curtail environmental damage and ensure more sustainable development.

Ghana strengthens child labour monitoring

Source: Ghana News Agency, Sat August 28, 2010
A database system for monitoring and tracking information on child labour issues in Ghana was launched in Accra on Friday with a call on various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies not to compromise on canker.

Ghanaian cardinal to head Vatican’s peace office

Source: Google/AP, Wed October 28, 2009
The pope appointed Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana to head the Vatican's justice and peace office Saturday, a high-profile post that cements his reputation as a possible future papal candidate.

Unique Acacia Tree Could Nourish Soils And Life In Africa

Source: TerraDaily, Fri September 04, 2009
Scientists have said at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit -- unlike virtually all other trees -- holds particular promise for farmers in Africa as a free source of nitrogen for their soils that could last generations.

Chocolate lovers to enjoy no-guilt snack

Source: Sydney Morning Herald, Fri August 28, 2009
Chocoholics in Australia will soon have a good reason to tuck into a chocolate treat without feeling guilty.

From Wall Street to Accra

Source: BBC News, Fri May 22, 2009
Last year Nnaana Adjei, 23, was working for a major investment bank on Wall Street.

Worm’s demise near

Source: Windsor Star, Tue December 09, 2008
Atlanta, Georgia, USA - Health workers are on the verge of eradicating Guinea worm disease in what would be just the second time in history that a disease has been wiped from the planet, the Carter Center said Friday.

Sahara Solar Scheme Could Power Poor West Africa

Source: Planet Ark, Sun September 28, 2008
Accra, Ghana - West African legislators worried by climate change and soaring energy costs want regional leaders to back plans to harness sun and wind energy that experts say could bring electricity to some of the poorest people on earth.

Ghana, EU clinch deal to crackdown on illicit timber trade this article opens in a new window

Source: Terra Daily, Wed September 03, 2008
Lagos (AFP) Sept 3, 2008 - The European Union on Wednesday inked a landmark deal with Ghana to fight illegal timber exports from the west African country, the EU said.

Ghana’s grass-roots bid to save country’s last forests

Source: Terra Daily, Sun August 31, 2008
Kakum, Ghana (AFP) Aug 31, 2008 - For five years now the heat has been less intense and the rainfall more abundant in a small cocoa farming area in Ghana's Upper Volta region, thanks to villagers bent on affecting climate change.

Page 1 of 2 pages  1 2 > Add GNN's Ghana News feed to My Yahoo! Free RSS/XML feed of GNN's Ghana News feed.  
 
Ghana
Search Ghana news:
 advanced

Recommendations

About

The Great News Network is meant to supplement your daily news sources - not replace it. It's role is to show that there is hope, people are making a difference, and that a lot of things are getting better.

Optimism is a great catalyst for making the world a better place. When we can see there is hope, then we'll be more compelled to make the effort to do our part.

© 2003-2017 GNN