Report on Climate Strike (Global Week for Future) which took at Salvation Bilingual High School  Buea, Cameroon on the 27th of September 2019.

This campaign on climate strike was organized by GoGreen Technologies (GG Tech) in association with United Nation Student Association (UNSA).

The September 2019 climate strikes, also known as the Global Week for Future, is a strike were series of international strikes and protests to demand action be taken to address climate change, here in Cameroon it was held in Salvation Bilingual High School Buea. It began with the arrival of the different organizations followed by the presentation and general introduction which was given by Awejan Emmanuel the founder and executive director of GoGreen Technologies.

 After the brief introduction, we went direct in to the matter of the day which was the history and definition of climate and climate change and its outcome if not handle with care which was handle by Enow Victor Enow, member of GoGreen Technologies.

Secondly, the next talk on causes and effect of climate given by Nso Geraldine were she outline some causes such as

  • The massive use fossil fuel which is the primordial source of global warming
  • The exploitation of forests has a major role in climate change
  • Another cause of global warming is intensive farming, not only with the ever-increasing livestock, but also with plant protection products and fertilizers
  • Waste management methods like landfills and incineration emit greenhouse and toxic gases – including methane

       Some of the listed effect includes;

  • The increase of temperatures and the climate upheavals disturb the ecosystems, modify the conditions and cycles of plant reproduction
  •  Permafrost and ice are melting massively at the poles, increasing the sea level at a rate never known before.

Next, the third talk was given by UNSA were they spoke on some of the solution that can be used to mitigate climate change. Some of which were;

  • Removal of fossil fuels thereby implementing Renewable energies like solar, wind, biomass and geothermal.
  • Producing clean energy, but reducing our consumption of energy and water by using more efficient devices (e.g. LED light bulbs, innovative shower system) is less costly and equally important.
  • Encouraging better use of natural resources, stopping massive deforestation as well as making agriculture greener and more efficient should also be a priority.

Next, we dive in to the questions and answers section where the students were given the flour to ask questions and answers were given to them to clarify their doubts. Some of the questions asked were:

  • Is Africa affected by climate change?
  • Is Africa contributing to climate change?
  • What countries cause climate change the most?
  • What measures are taken to manage the biggest pollutants of the world?

Approximately 30 students were present during the event.

Finally, the event ended at about 11:00 a.m. with the host leaving the student with a take home message

 “Climate change is real. The fight is not for someone else. It is for us all. We need to work together to make our climate better than we met it”.

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