The Ogun State Government says there is the need for collaboration between renowned institutions and environmental experts to face the challenges of climate change in the 21st century
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Tpl Yetunde Dina, stated this in an address to commemorate the 2019 World Environmental Health Day, with the theme, ‘’Climate Change Challenges, Time for Global Environmental Health to Act in Unison’’.
Tpl Dina noted that, since climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient and secure shelter, there was need for collaboration to mitigate its effects, so that the world could be a better place to live.
She called on the populace to move away from fossil fuels utilization and embrace environmentally friendly alternatives, such as renewable energies like solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and eco-stoves, stressing the need to encourage use of natural resources, curbing deforestation, as well as making agriculture greener and more efficient.
Dina noted that, the challenges of climate change would be reduced to the barest minimum if all these advices are adhered to, enjoining people to adopt responsible consumption habit, particularly meat, clothing, cosmetics and cleaning products.
Press Officer, Ministry of Environment