The Perfect Example Environmental Foundation (PEEF), an NGO has held a workshop to promote climate change awareness among students of Ideal College in Tema.
The workshop, which aimed at building the capacity of the youth to address climate change challenges, was attended by over 300 students.
Mr. Charles K.A. Aboagye, Chief Executive Officer of PEEF, , addressing the students, explained that climate change was the result of human activity such as the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation spanning a long period of time.
That, he said, required the active participation of youth in global efforts to reverse the trend.
He said ‘The Future We Want,’ which is the report on the outcome of the United Nation’s Conference on Sustainable Development “Rio +20,” calls for countries to strive towards achieving green economies, and hence presents an opportunity for the youth to come together and take action to save the earth.
“Rio+20″ is the short name for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012 – twenty years after the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio.
The National Coordinator of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Mr. Kassim Gawusu , in a presentation, touched on the climate change science and evidence in Ghana, causes and impacts of climate change and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Mr. Gawusu who is also the Conservation Education Officer at the Ghana Wildlife Society, urged the youth to spread the message so that the country could address the problems associated with climate change.
From G. Blay-Gibbah, Tema.