As we edge close to COP 28, a global conversation on climate change spearheaded by the United Nations in November in the United Arab Emirates, several players that aim at leaving a better world for future generations have started amplifying their voices while giving recommendations on how best to tackle climate change. The players, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) the IPYG and Kenya Model United Nations through a webinar held on Friday 30th June, 2023 agreed that there was need to have a reduction in weapon production while enhancing the culture of peace.
While representing Media in Africa, Lubao FM’s Director of Operations, Charles Odour, insisted on the collaboration of governments and the various stakeholders in ensuring peace as an effort of addressing Climatic change.
“Kenya has shown its commitment through the development and implementation of policies and strategies to address this issue. The National Climate Change Action Plan, for instance, outlines key measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote sustainable land management, and enhance climate resilience across various sectors. Additionally, the government has invested in renewable energy projects such as geothermal and wind power, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, and promoting a cleaner energy future,” he said.
In response to the United Nations’ thirteenth Sustainable Development Goal; Climate Action, his presentation proposed partnership between the stakeholders to promote sustainable practices, advocate for renewable energy adoption, and encourage nature conservation, to foster a greener and more resilient Kenya.
“The media have the capacity to educate, inspire, and mobilize our society towards a sustainable and resilient future. But this responsibility does not lie solely with the media; it is a collective effort that requires collaboration of individuals, organizations, and policymakers,” he concluded.
Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), an international organization dedicated to achieving peace and promoting sustainable development worldwide hosted delegates from Kenya, Uganda, the republic of Korea among other countries in the online event.
By Joshua Oduor