WWF Zambia courts First Lady on climate action | WWF Zambia

WWF Zambia courts First Lady on climate action

Posted on
20 February 2017
ZambiaZambiaZambiaWWF Zambia Country Director Dr. Nyambe Nyambe says Climate Change is a serious concern that is affecting Zambians on a daily basis.
He says the country has seen first-hand the severe consequences of climate change noting the unpredictable weather patterns that have characterized the last two years.
Dr. Nyambe further highlighted the importance of taking positive climate action such as exploring renewable and sustainable energy as a compliment to hydroelectric power for sustainable development.
“Mothers and girls are forced to spend a lot of time fetching firewood for cooking or exposed to dangerous fumes from charcoal Because of the energy crisis and this is to the detriment of other activities that would empower them such as education,” she said.
The First lady commended WWF Zambia for its efforts towards raising awareness on Climate Change particularly through its Earth Hour initiative.
“We paid a courtesy call on the First Lady to leverage her support towards #EarthHour17. Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative aimed at creating awareness of people taking responsibility towards a sustainable future. We made the case that Climate Change is a real issue and given recent weather trends. we are clearly facing its impacts in Zambia,” Mr Phiri said.
He says the theme for this year ‘Shine a Light on Climate Action’ is very opportune given that the country is beginning to realize the full impacts of Climate Change.
Millions of people around the world will be celebrating Earth Hour on 25th March 2017 and WWF Zambia will be working with various stakeholders to raise awareness on energy conservation and Climate action.
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