Ghana is blessed with numerous natural resources of all kinds; flora and fauna inclusive. These natural resources are mainly found in the forest belt of the African continent where trees flourish. This consequently should have led to greener cities and town in Ghana but that is not the reality.
The nature of our cities is disappointing considering the country’s geographical location. Most often, I am disappointed when I visit our major cities. Trees have been chopped down to make way for residential and commercial activities with little or nothing done to remedy the situation forgetting that, “if the last tree dies, the last man goes with it.” It is a common sight in Ghana’s major cities, to behold streak of buildings with only a few trees scattered here and there.
Authorities at the Asokore Mampong Municipality in the Ashanti Region are asking the government to consider animal rearing as part of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme for the area.
Farmers in the municipality grow a lot of exotic vegetables like cabbage, carrot, green pepper and spring onion, but these were not included in the selected crops for the Planting for Food and Jobs initiative.
Global cities and communities announced new initiatives at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference to coordinate their many climate action commitments better and deliver bigger and faster results together.
Senior delegates at the COP23 Human Settlements Day urged governments to get more into the finer detail of policy and planning together with them and raise the ambition of the many national climate plans – known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – which countries have submitted under the Paris Climate Change Agreement.
All that energy, all that fuel;
once nourishment that fueled our bodies;
by our gut’s process, now discarded;