THE CLIMATE OF the earth is changing. Global temperature is increasing, weather patterns are altering, and additional consequences may be on the horizon.
Yes, the climate has altered over the course of Earth’s history, but for the first time, human communities are confronted with the global repercussions of climate change.
In the Niger Delta region of Nigeria—the impact of climate change has lingered for too long due to negligence on the part of the government and oil companies in managing the resources of the region. The region is ranked as one of the most vulnerable communities with increasing effects of climate change, the impact is more critical than ever.
To examine the state of our environment, particularly that of the Niger Delta, Connected Advocacy has put together an event to discuss the impact of climate change and mitigative actions taken by young persons in the region. This event, tagged, Niger Delta Climate Change Exhibition (NDCCE 2021) aims to amplify and celebrate works on climate change and the struggles of climate actors who care about environmental justice, the ocean, and climate change advocacy. NDCCE 2021 focuses on the activities of young climate actors and the Connected Advocacy Research Team presenting grassroots findings in various rural communities in the Niger Delta regarding our changing climate and the local and economic impacts for the people.
In our effort to educate and engage citizens to take action and join the fight against climate change during and after the Exhibition, volunteers (members of the Connected Advocacy Research Team) have put together this climate educational material. The impact of climate change is addressed with a focus on how it affects women and children in rural communities.
The Paris Agreement and Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs) are discussed with a call to action directed at the government and the collaborative efforts of local communities in achieving set goals.
Human activities brought us to the current climate state we are in; some of these unfriendly environmental activities were pointed out. The youth were encouraged on how to organise themselves and take on mitigative actions.
In the long run, individuals, communities, government, and industries need to embrace activities/sectors that are safe for the future—blue economy and green jobs.
Prince Israel Orekha
Executive Director, Connected Advocacy
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Or read the articles through these links:
- The Impact of Climate Change on Rural Women and Children
- The Paris Agreement: Government Walking the Talk
- Nigeria’s NDC and Why Local Community Must Drive the Process for Mitigative Action
- 10 Common Human Behaviours Affecting the Environment
- Youth Involvement for Community-led Climate Action
- ABC of Climate Action: What Can You Do?
- The Blue Economy: An Untapped Opportunity Away from Oil
- The World is Transitioning to Green Jobs: Where Does Nigeria Stand?