Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) in collaboration with Women Environmental Programme (WEP) and other relevant stakeholders has staged a walk to educate the public on what should be response to climate change.
The Acting Executive Director of WEP, Ann-Marie Abaagu, who led a Climate Action March in Abuja, said the march was organized to commemorate the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) usually holds on Nov. 29 every year.
According to Abaagu, the march is also aimed at increasing awareness on climate change impacts and assist in promoting the creation of a climate resilient society. She identified refinery and industrial carbon emissions as major contributors to climate change.
According to her, there is need to create awareness among the populace to get them to engage in activities that mitigate climate change, tree absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating.
“Trees planting would go a long way in reducing the emissions; we hold Climate Action March to create awareness on climate change.
“As you can see there has been a lot of efforts to curb carbon emissions that bring about climate change and change in weather.“So, we had a march from Area I roundabout to Area 10 and then we came to LEA primary school to plant trees as a symbol of our commitment to the environment.
“Many students and teachers came out and we planted the trees together. We hope that the trees will be nurtured by the school as a contribution to reduce emissions in Nigeria,”
Abaagu said. Mrs Mato Juliana, Assistant Head Teacher Academic, LEA Primary school Area 10, Garki, Abuja, commended the management of WEP for providing tree seedlings to the school.Juliana said that with the provision of tree seedlings, the school management would continue to encourage students to plant and nurture trees.
“If you plant trees, ozone depletion will seize and with the help of trees, excessive heat we have now will be reduced.“We also have economic trees that can produce fruits and vegetables for all of us.
“So, if we encourage our children to plant trees, everyone and unborn generation will enjoy it in future,” Juliana said.