Environment/Climate

Oil & Gas ;Heads meet on Health investment opportunities in the oil and the gas sector

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU), together with the Ministry of Health and the Uganda Health Federation (UHF) held the first inter-sectoral conference to discuss investment opportunities in the oil and the gas sector while highlighting the standards expected. The one-day engagement attracted 280 private sector health practitioners. “The sector needs to continue working extensively […]

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Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global gets go ahead to divest $13bn of investments

The worlds largest sovereign wealth fund, which manages $1tn (£786bn) of Norways assets, has been given the go ahead for the largest fossil fuel divestment to date by dropping more than $13bn of investments. Norways parliament on Wednesday voted into law plans for the fund to dump investments in eight coal companies and an estimated […]

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Scientists have found a ‘fossil graveyard’ linked to the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs

Found: Fossils created by asteroid that annihilated dinosaurs An international team of scientists has discovered a fossil graveyard containing what it describes as “extraordinary evidence” that an asteroid that hit the Earth 65 million years ago was responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Robert DePalma (L) and field assistant Kylie Ruble (R) excavate fossil […]

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Climate Change fight should not ignore women empowerment

Women make up most of the smallholder farmers in the world, producing the majority of the food in lower-income countries. The stopover at Nakasongola was not only about tree planting by the walkers. It also attracted local women near River Kafu in Nakasongola, dignitaries from Care International (Uganda) and Makerere University. Ayeni’s expedition hit Nakasongola […]

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ACEP faults GNPC’s plan to spend $43m on CSR but $20m on core mandate in 2019

The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) has raised concerns about plans by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to spend far less on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) than on its core mandate in 2019. In a detailed report that analysed the GNPC’s work programme for the 2019 financial year, which is currently awaiting parliamentary […]

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$799m upstream petroleum contracts awarded to Ghanaian companies

A total of $799 million worth of contracts in the upstream petroleum industry was awarded to indigenous Ghanaian companies and joint ventures last year in accordance with the Local Content and Local Participation law.Out of the amount, $453 million worth of contracts were awarded to Ghanaian firms whilst $346 million awarded to joint venture companies.Additionally, […]

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Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District Cocoa farmers learn modern farming practices

Mr. Samuel R. Ankamah, Central Regional Manager of the Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease Control Unit of COCOBOD has called on cocoa farmers in the Asikuma Odoben Brakwa District to abstain from using unaproved insecticides on their farms to control cocoa diseases.He said applying such dangerous insecticides on their farms would not only affect their […]