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Global Day of Action for Climate Change panel discussion

Global Day of Action for Climate Change panel discussion

In celebration of Global Day of Action for climate change, British Council and Environmental Forum for Action holds panel discussion and a two days workshop for School environmental clubs

As the world celebrates international Global Day of Action for climate change on 10th October, British Council and the Environmental Forum for Action will be holding a panel discussion on the theme: “Building knowledge and skills to secure our environment”. The program will be aired  on SLBC TV/radio on the 10th October as a prelude to a-two day workshop for school environmental clubs on the same theme from 14th – 15th October at the British Council auditorium in Freetown.

Because of the critical nature of Climate Change issue and the resultant consequences, this day was set aside to ensure that national governments, national and international organisations will share with others the concrete actions they have developed for climate change management.

The Business Director of British Council in Freetown, Amos Lansana said: “Tackling climate change is one of the three key areas of work of the British Council in its quest for enhanced cultural relations within safe and healthy environments. We believe that building knowledge and skills to secure our environment especially targeting the youth would help shape a positive attitude towards dealing with climate change issues”.

Panelists for the panel discussion will include Mr. Amos Lansana of the British Council, Dr. Reynold Johnson of the Climate Change project, Sierra Leone, Dr. Saidu Turay of REDD project, Mrs. Mariatu Swarray of UNDP and Mr. Ansumana Swarray of the Environmental Forum for Action.

We recognise and appreciate the progress the country has made so far with regards to the development and implementation of a comprehensive climate change strategy as a central pillar of its environmental protection and economic development efforts, vis a vis the ratification of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1995, signed the Kyoto Protocol in 2005, developed the Initial National Communication (INC) and the National Adaptation Programme of Action in 2006 and 2008 respectively.

We also recognise and appreciate the efforts of other stakeholders including National and International Non-Governmental Organisations, Development Partners, Faith-based Organisations towards a viable and sustainable climate change management in Sierra Leone

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