About two hundred (200) Ghanaian youth are expected to receive training on climate change and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) advocacy in the second Ghana Youth Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development to take place from the 22nd of August to the 24th of August 2017 at the British Council in Accra.
Climate Change in the world is continuously affecting the lives of both plants and animals in an unpleasing manner hence the need to train individuals especially the youth to help in the advocacy of measures to deal with the these effects of climate change in the country.
It could be recalled that last year, most crop farmers in the Chereponi, Karaga, Yendi, Zabzugu and the Sagnerigu districts of the northern region of Ghana recorded very low yields which led to some social vices like robbery in the areas as a result of climate change in the northern sector.
Sustainable Development is significant since it result to a state of society where living conditions and resource use continue to meet human needs without undermining the integrity and stability of the natural systems.actions to end poverty, protect the earth and it’s inhabitants and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Thus the UNs 17 sustainable development goals which were built on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.
The training conference which comes with no financial cost, would see the over 200 youth, selected from the ten regions of Ghana and would be given free accommodation, feeding, conference materials and a certificate of participation.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe/kesmifmonline.com