As aspect of endeavours to fight the outcomes of local climate alter globally, some youth groups in the Ashanti region have built a robust phone to city authorities to guide the cost for improve.
The youth who have been typically United Nations Ambassadors and drawn from various tertiary establishments in Kumasi, on Friday September 27 marched through the principal streets, keeping placards to also educate the standard general public on local weather-linked challenges.
The teams bundled A Rocha Ghana, its Kwame Nkrumah College of Science and Engineering Department, Youth Alliance for Inexperienced Ghana, Tropeneos Ghana, Kasa Ghana and Forest View Ghana and GYEM.
The UN has as a result of most of its 17 Sustainable Enhancement Aims, has renewed options, dialogue and motion to mitigate the effects of local weather adjust and make the earth a superior put for anyone.
These are Target 6 (Cleanse H2o and Sanitation), Aim 7(Affordable and Cleanse Electricity), Target 13(Local weather Action), Aim 14(Existence under Water), Objective 15 (Lifestyle on Land) and Aim 17 (Partnership for the Goals).
Below is the petition presented to the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah (Hon.) and the Mayor of Kumasi, Osei Assibey Antwi (Hon.)
AN Open up LETTER OF PETITION TO THE HONORABLE MAYOR KUMASI METROPOLITAN ASSEMBLY ON Weather Modify
The youth, encouraged by our religion, brings to the awareness of the Honorable Mayor and his ready workforce that: work
Local weather modify is the one biggest obstacle to ending poverty and guaranteeing the safety and stability of long run generations.
The influence of climate alter is most extreme for children, youth, girls and the underprivileged dwelling in severe poverty.
It is continue to in just our ability to stay clear of the worst impacts of local climate transform if all our leaders act urgently for the typical fantastic of the folks.
His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo (President of our Republic) quoted at the on-going UN Normal Assembly Summit and I estimate “Nature has been brutal this 12 months in demonstrating to us that, our Weather is modifying, and we are almost certainly pushing our planet to destruction”.
The President more indicated that, scientists have spoken on the realities of weather modify and it is time to immediate our energies to what we can and really should do to counteract the hazard, and prevent the unneeded arguments.
From the above, we, the youth (from unique establishments in Kumasi), urge you (Honorable Mayor) and your team of decision makers to just take rapid and sustained motion against human prompted local weather change. We create as anxious men and women (specifically youth of our beloved area and nation), united in recognizing that, the science is unequivocal and our happy Backyard Metropolis leaders and the citizenry will have to all respond.
Local climate change threatens Ashanti region and Ghana’s economy, national safety and community well being and safety. Some communities in the area are now encountering its impacts (our rural farmers are crying above erratic rainfall designs, metropolis dwellers are shouting about sturdy warmth waves, and there is often flooding at some major areas of the city when it rains etcetera.) Kids, youth, gals, lower-earnings and minority teams are disproportionately impacted.
At this crucial juncture in human record, the youngsters, youth, girls and the underprivileged look to you and your team to pick up the mantle of management: to consider ways to bolster, not weaken this region’s initiatives to deal with this disaster. With the eyes of youngsters, youth, women of all ages, the underprivileged and unborn generations on the lookout upon you and your group, and amidst uncertainty and worry about how your administration will deal with this concern, we request that you commence by getting the following actions:
Convey back again the glory of the when touted “Garden City” of Ghana, West Africa and Africa. Assure that, our environmentally friendly public areas are safeguarded, regreened and replanted. All our water strategies and lands that are to be protected need to not be presented to the loaded for their massive mansions to the detriment of the lousy (who experience for the duration of flooding and sickness outbreak).
Make Ashanti region a thoroughly clean power leader in Ghana and beyond. The broad bulk of the persons in the end guidance renewable electrical power use and deployment. Embrace the enormous financial prospects of transitioning to an energy-productive, very low-carbon culture. Endeavour to expand democratized clean up vitality and enhance the Yard City’s competitiveness in Ghana and further than. Bear in mind that the new technologies in electrical power can offer the youth careers (think of photo voltaic specialists and so on.).
Decrease carbon air pollution and our dependence on fossil fuels. Guarantee that, all sectors work successfully by integrating local weather transform steps into their programs. Assure us and make sure that the procedures helping to slice greenhouse gasoline emissions, control air and h2o pollution, and accelerate clear energy advancement, innovation, and careers – will remain in position and will be implemented to the latter. Get off polluting and highway unworthy vehicles from our streets. Halt bushfires and unlawful logging things to do in our moist semi-deciduous ecosystems.
Increase Ashanti region’s weather preparedness and resilience. In the earlier decades on your own, floods, droughts, and wildfires has triggered the region millions of Ghana cedis. As climate adjust proceeds to enhance the frequency and severity of these serious gatherings, so also grows the load on all taxpayers to fork out for catastrophe aid and restoration. Aid shield and fortify our communities, economic climate, and normal sources by investing in modern-day, local weather-resilient electricity, transportation, making, and h2o infrastructure.
- Guard scientific integrity in policymaking. Guarantee that there is scientific transparency and accountability with no any political bias. Uphold these criteria by appointing scientific advisors, company leaders who regard and count on science-based decision-making.
You have the assist of the the vast majority of firms, religious leaders, experts, law enforcement agencies, and citizens to reply to the threats posed by weather modify by cutting down carbon pollution and expanding cleanse power. We urge you to come to a decision these days to make a solid case for youngsters, youth, females, underprivileged, and our Local climate by addressing our problems. Try to remember that the youth of these days and small children nonetheless unborn will be seeing with keen eyes.
All Concerned Youth Ashanti Location on the event of World wide Local climate Strike
The group afterwards planted mahogany tree seedlings to crown the function.
Identical youth climate marches were being replicated in the Higher Accra and the Savanna locations of the country.
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