The Covid-19 pandemic can seem overwhelming owing to its sheer global disruption; so can climate change. Amid the horror and uncertainty of a global health crisis it can be easy to forget that another w
orldwide disaster is unfolding, although much more slowly. These were excerpts from ‘The Pitch’ as dignitaries converge to discuss climate change.
The Founder and Curator of ANISZA Foundation, Novo Isioro, on Friday, made a “Call for Action” on the impact of climate change on the achievement of peace, when she spoke at ‘The Pitch’ virtual event hosted Solution17 for SDGs, Center 17 finalists on climate action enterprises with the theme “the global movement against climate crises in Nigeria”.
Other keynote speakers at the online lecture were the Senior Special Assistant SSA to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), HE Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and the Senior Economic Adviser to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Dr. Amarakoon Bandara.
Isioro, a former Nigeria’s Presidential Documentary Photographer, decried the level of “deafening silence’ leaders and emerging leader of Countries, urging them to encourage strategies towards restoring long term peace due to the economic reliance of almost 70million people on well being.
She noted that there is need for youths to take up the challenges, Isioro added that: “young people of Nigeria like the 17 finalists on Climate Action, with great innovations must always address problems from root causes, as this is the only way for a lasting solution and sustainable peace and development in our lands”.
If adequate measures are not taken against climate crises, “the tension in the Nigeria, African sub region would persist.”, she opined.