Two meetings bringing together the civil society and policy makers will take place in Yaounde from Wednesday March 21, 2012 ahead of the climate change summit in to hold in Rio de Janairo in June.
The Executive secretary of the Bioresources Development and Conservation Program, Cameroon (BDCP-C) has averred that African will not be going to Rio de Janairo in dispersed ranks. Mr Njamshi Augustine was talking earlier this morning during the radio talk-show program, morning safari on the Cameroon Radio and Television, CRTV.
To Mr Njamshi, they will be going to speak with one voice. The continent he added is most affected by pollution and other hazards where as they don’t produce the gases. “How would you expect a woman whose cattle has been destroyed in Somalia to be given a loan to restart animal breeding? Mr Njamshi wandered aloud on radio. To the executive secretary of BDCP-C, such destruction should be compensated for directly not through a loan.
Mr Njamshi revealed that two preparatory meetings will hold in Yaounde from March 21 to draw up some proposals to be submitted to the government. The meetings that will begin with the civil society at the John the 23rd Centre and later with Members of parliament at the national assembly is a follow up to the one that took place in Limbe.
Mr Njamshi also used the radio talk show program to talk about their activities as civil society organizations in the field of climate change. He said education is the bottom line for mitigating climate change hazards. As an organization he said, they have been educating local communities on climate change hazards and how to mitigate them. Through these trainings, they came up with a book dubbed “Effective Participation in Environmental Impact Assessment, a guide for rural communities”
Ndi Eugene Ndi in Yaounde