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A UK-Ghana partnership Beyond Aid: op-ed by Iain Walker. Green Fortland Foundation Sensitise Ghanaians About Plastic Waste Management. Some Ghanaians in Cape Coast and its environs have been sensitised about plastic waste management by Green Fortland Foundation.
Green Fortland Foundation is a rising local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) basically into Green Campaign. The motivation for this organization is to keep cities and towns into resilience via intensive Environmental Education and Research. This foundation extended its operations to the Central Regional Capital over the weekend. Per their program, this happened to be their first outreach program in the year 2020. They visited many schools, churches, palaces in Elmina and cape coast, presenting to the pupils, congregants and chiefs, sustainable aquaculture and plastic waste management. Accra Set to Become Cleanest City in Africa - Wanted in Africa. One of the aims of Nana Akufo-Addo’s administration is to overtake current cleanest urbanities Cape Town and Kigali to become the cleanest city on the African continent.
The World Bank has pledged $570 million to Ghana which will, in part, will help to make dream a reality. It is has been confirmed that $557 million of the total funds will be in the form of credits while variousgrants will account for the remaining $13 million. The President’s promise to clean Accra up dates back to 2017 as city authorities were battling to deal with the escalating sanitation crises in the capital. Despite the apparent sincerity of the President, many misgivings were expressed pertaining to viability of the plan, especially considering that there is a common belief that the current government will come to an end at the end of 2020 when the next general elections are held. The city has a dirty history Accra has had a reputation for being dirty for quite some time already.
Multiple projects will benefit. Ghana becomes first African nation to join ambitious partnership to end plastic pollution. The Government of Ghana formally joined the Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP) today, becoming the first African nation to combine forces with this ambitious new initiative dedicated to eradicating plastic waste and pollution worldwide.
Ghana is the second country to partner with GPAP, a public-private platform dedicated to fostering action to combat the plastic pollution crisis. In Ghana, it will work closely with the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) to develop a national roadmap for sustainably managing and reducing the country’s plastic waste challenge, while continuing to boost its economic growth. “With this partnership, Ghana is taking a historic step forward in our environmental stewardship, our sustainable growth, and our vision for the future,” said the president.
“Our nation is flourishing with an extraordinary wealth of expertise, knowledge, innovations, social enterprise, and willpower to take on this issue. How the UK's fast fashion habits are polluting a country halfway around the world. Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy. Goal 7 Targets 7.1 By 2030, ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services 7.2 By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix 7.3 By 2030, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency 7.A By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology 7.B By 2030, expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States, and land-locked developing countries, in accordance with their respective programmes of support.
Source: UN Sustainable Development. Thoughts — Sustainably Chic. Nudiejeans. As with most other clothing brands, we do not own the factories in which our clothing is made.
However, together with the garment factories with which we collaborate, we bear the responsibility of providing a safe, fair and ethical working environment for everyone involved in the manufacturing of our garments. At Nudie Jeans we look not only for a good product and high quality at a reasonable price; we also believe in taking greater responsibility for our actions. Our consumers are not just interested in the quality of the products they buy; they also care about the work behind the brand and the social and environmental conditions of its production process.
Our membership of Fair Wear Foundation is a key element ensuring that everyone across the production chain works under fair conditions. Sustainability is just as much about social standards as environmental issues. Global Fashion Agenda — Incentivising the customer to choose sustainability. Changing the mix of materials can have significant impact on a brand’s social, environmental and ethical footprint.
Whilst industry giants are increasingly shifting their mix towards low-impact materials and investing in developing new fibres, many smaller brands are challenged by their lack of ability to make volume and the time-consuming cost of gaining knowledge to move in a more sustainable direction. Jacob Kampp Berliner is the CEO of Danish fashion brand Soulland. He writes from the perspective of an SME about some of the initial steps he has taken to increase the brand’s sustainable material mix. Until recently we did very little on sustainability. Even though we wanted to take action, we were at a loss about where to start.