Embrace climate change justice, African Presidents urged

GOVERNMENTS in Africa have been urged to embrace climate change justice and to consider climate change and impacts in their tenure in office.

Discussing during the meeting for a “SADC people’s mobilization to demand climate justice”, civil society networks on climate change from CAFOD said political elites and Presidents in Africa have a big role to play in teaching people about climate change as well as finding solutions.

“The governments and presidents in Africa should start by finding solutions on climate change impacts whenever they get in offices,” said Mary Liwa.

The civil society networks on climate change representatives also said that the governments should also sponsor civil society groups to help in raising awareness on justice for climate change.

Journalists who attended the meeting registered on their concerns of proper training on climate change in order to inform the society through a well-detailed reportage.

“Journalists who write climate change stories have no full information on this topic. Training is needed so that when they write stories about climate change the society will be enlightened,” said Ellen Chipunza, a panellist on the virtual discussion.

The discussion was on SAPSN countdown to the #COP26 conference which is the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference which is scheduled to be held in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, between November 1 and 12, 2021, under the presidency of the United Kingdom.

The meeting was attended by participants from Africa’s southern region.

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