Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity which needs a concerted effort by all nations to help minimise the negative implications it poses.

It has also be described as the biggest threat to the realisation of the SDGs; hence it has become an issue of grave concern to most leaders across the world.

However, it is this regard, Greenway International Foundation is one of the non-profit making organizations have been working assiduously by partnering with with other relevant intuitions that share the same vision them in order to help achieve the desired results.

In a speech read by the Press Secretary of Greenway International Foundation, Mr. Barimah Amoaning, on behalf of the Country Director of Greenway International Foundation Honorable Michael Olusanya, during a tree planting exercise which was held at Galaxy International School in Accra, he noted that their organization and its Partners have demonstrated i “can-do” approach to the climate challenge that should inspire the world and shape what is accomplished at COP25

According to him, by embracing the “can do” spirit, COP25 can be a springboard to COP26, when the world will be watching and expecting to see a collective increase of ambition of climate action and support.

More so, our collective action is to help give a voice to the African region and the world to demand world’s leaders at the COP25 to take concrete climate measures that ensure a safe path so that the world’s temperature does not exceed the 1.5ºC.

The ongoing COP25 will be a moment to highlight those who are clearly ready to enhance their commitments and shine a spotlight on what’s needed from others next year.

“The 4 main focus and the agenda for today at COP25 are:
•To step up ambition
•To make progress on outstanding rules.

•Rules for carbon markets ensuring that the new system provides a reliable flow of finance to the Adaptation Fund.

•Advance finance and capacity-building to developing countries particularly those most vulnerable to climate change, cannot step up climate action without financial support from developed ones, he explained.

According to him, so far, 28 countries have confirmed $9.7 billion in pledges to the Green Climate Fund’s replenishment.

This is a positive step since 12 of those countries have at least doubled their contributions compared to 2014.

Adding that, the December 6th actions at the Madrid climate talks will provide an opportunity for climate leaders to articulate how their efforts to combat the climate crisis will both support their broader sustainable development agendas and specifically address social inequity.

The Principal of Galaxy International School, Mr. Cafer Tepeli, commended Greenway International Foundation for partnering with Galaxy International School to help green the environment.

This he said, the school will continue to work with all the relevant bodies to help preserve the planet from climate destruction.

He also urged the students to engage in tree planting exercise and also eschewed the habit of throwing rubbish indiscriminately.

The event was graced by European Union ambassador, the YALI President, Victoria Michaels, United Nations Youth Association Country Head, Representative of Make It Better and others.

About Greenway International Foundation
Michael Olusanya is the Founder of the Greenway International Foundation. A professional circular economy planner, innovator, a great speaker, and nature enthusiast.

Following his dynamic participation in sustainable development initiatives, he was recognized by the UNDP Africa for co-creating climate solutions.

Recently he was recognized as the youth voice from the African region at the Global NDC Conference 2019 in Berlin.

In November, Michael was selected among the top 20 winners of the 2019 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneur Competition, a network of 121 Universities from 38 African countries.

Michael is a tree lover, leading the largest global climate action in history across Africa which includes Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Morocco, Benin, Gambia, Chad, Burundi, Senegal, Sierra Leon, and others.

For several years, he has been working with several youth groups, NGOs, world leaders, policymakers, government, diplomatic communities, and reputable institutions. And also, by engaging school children in fruit tree planting exercise in Accra, to commemorate World Environment Day.

Source: Isaa Kofi Dzokpo/newsghana.com.gh

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