Monthly Wetlands Sustainability Report

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MARCH 2020

WOMEN, ENERGY & CHALLENGES

- by Faustina Araba

In this issue, we discuss the rate of deforestation in Ghana is among the highest rates in Africa and the world, at 2% per annum. This high rate of deforestation is of major national concern as forests provide many ecosystem services and functions that support the country’s predominantly agrarian economy. Ghana is a net emitter of CO2 emissions, which contributes to the global imbalance of greenhouse gases.

CLEAN ENERGY ISSUES

Objectives

  • Identify, raise and advocate for key needs in women entrepreneurship issues within national and local grassroots community

  • Engage grassroots organization with international bilateral and multilateral organizations for support of women entrepreneurship in the energy, environmental and climate sectors.

  • Build capacity of women to diversify trading and businesses to include adaptation and mitigation projects and programs to help address climate (Solar, Clean Cookstoves, Irrigation, Off-grid energy technology, etc)

COMBATING DEFORESTATION

Deforestation is an environmental crisis. Its far-reaching effects include:

  • The decreasing availability of firewood.

  • Removing the trees from an area is to remove its source of life.

  • Forests protect the soil against erosion and reduce the risks of landslides and avalanches.

  • Forests increase the rate that rainwater recharges groundwater as well as control the rate that water is released in watersheds, helping sustain freshwater supplies.

  • Forests affect the climate. The occurrence and strength of floods and droughts increase when they are eliminated.

  • Forests are an important source of oxygen.

  • Forests store large amounts of carbon that are released when trees are cut or burned.

KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Identify, raise and advocate for key needs in women entrepreneurship issues within national and local grassroots communities

  • Engage grassroots organization with international bilateral and multilateral organizations for support of women entrepreneurship in the energy, environmental and climate sectors.

  • Build capacity of women to diversify trading and businesses to include adaptation and mitigation projects and programs to help address climate (Solar, Clean Cookstoves, Irrigation, Off-grid energy technology, etc)

January 2020

Announcement: New Monthly Sustainability Report that will replace the weekly reports - starting from February 2020.

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