Embassy of Ecuador, Young Journalists Forum, partners on Climate Change
The Ecuadorian Ambassador to Nigeria, Leopoldo Rovayo working in partnership with Young Journalist Forum, YJF, discussed pertinent issues around Climate Change at the Embassy in Abuja.
The event was anchored by Coordinator YJF, Mr. Chukwuma Nzeh and had the theme: CLIMATE CHANGE was the topic of the day.
Speaking of CLIMATE CHANGE Ambassador Leopoldo Rovayo welcome all in attendance and said the topic ‘is a global phenomenon that needed to be addressed and the need for Journalists to play their role in the society by creating awareness on these issues’.
He further said that his country is affected by this phenomena with the melting of the glaciers from the high mountains of the Andes that is affecting the water as a resource for agriculture and hydro electrical power plants in the main time.
Mr. Mike Omeri who shares the sentiments of Ambassador said he is willing to support by using his media platform to sensitize the people.
This is contained in a statement by the Personal Assistant, to the Ambassador, on media, Ms. Khoze Clement.
In his presentation Dr. Victor Ayodeji Fodeke, Director General, Africa Clean Energy Summit Group, Florida, USA, Registered Consultant, Enforcement Branch and UNFCCC Compliance Committee.
He said Climate Change affects every citizen and organizations on this planet Earth’. ‘Climate change presents real and measurable risks to the social economic and ecological systems on which businesses depend’.
He said that ‘technologies such as, energy-efficient cook stoves not only improve health by reducing indoor air pollution, they also reduce the demand for fuelwood from local forests, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions and black carbon(soot) which is claiming annually, over 135,000 mortality of our women and children.
Mrs Abiodun Baiyewu – Teru, director of the NGO Global Rights described how this issue is already affecting Nigeria, and saying that one of the major problems in Nigeria and the world will be the scarcity of water.
Miss Ifeoma Malo from POWER FOR ALL said that Nigeria should move to clean energy because we have the main source the sun. The audience was amazed when she said that there are rural areas in Nigeria that are using solar energy since 25 years ago.