Sunday, July 25, 2021

Governments & Corporations Hold The Key To Achieving Global Climate Change Targets - Olubunmi Sodipo | Southwest-frontier News

Mr Olubunmi Sodipo, the National Coordinator, Environment Ameliorators (EA), a non-government organization focused on the nurturing of cleaner and healthier environment has reiterated that governments at all levels and 'big business' are the major drivers of the indices of climate change and their actions or inactions will determine if global climate change targets will ever be met.
The consummate environmentalist made this assertion to contextualize the statement originating from the Environment and Energy Ministers of G20 Nations Conference of 23 July, 2021 in Naples, Italy.  
In the said statement, the UN Climate Change Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinoza, called on countries to provide the necessary leadership to achieve the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to hold the global average temperature rise to as close as possible to 1.5 degree Celsius.
This is in order to prevent the worst impact of climate change, which include ever more frequent and severe floods and fire of the type the world is witnessing right now. 

The UN's top climate change official recalled that the G20 was founded in response to the 2008 financial crisis, with the goal of achieving global economic stability and sustainable growth. "The G20 accounts for 80 per cent of all global emissions. There is no path to 1.5 C without the G20," she added.
Mr Sodipo therefore uses the opportunity to encourage all EA State Coordinators to step up their efforts at engaging the government of and corporations in their jurisdiction towards more effective climate change/ environmental policies and action. As an illustration, he recalled his observations in India, "Incidentally, I've once been in India and I remember how impressed I was with how 'green' the city of New Delhi is." This is an example of what can be achieved once the political will to succeed is applied. 
Mr Olubunmi Sodipo (MSc, Botany).
National Coordinator
Environment Ameliorators.
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July 24, 2021

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