By; DESIRE LORDSON RADIO NIGERIA – TREASURE FM
As deliberation continues at the ongoing 2023 Africa Women Climate Assembly holding in Lagos, Nigeria, participants have called for synergy with Religious leaders, the Media and other pressure groups to drive the quest for Climate Justice.
An Environmentalist from the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria, Chief Constance Meju and her South African Colleague, Samantha Haggrifs in their submissions, said Religious leaders could use their gatherings as a platform to sensitize their congregation on the need to support the fight against climate change.
Abi Freemond of Liberia and Agnes from Tanzania who spoke Zuahili with the help nof an English Language interpreter, Maria, wants the Government to be held accountable for the level of environmental degradation plaguing the African Continent.
The 2023 Africa Women Climate Assembly disapproves of the Conference of the Parties, COP28; billed to hold in Dubai, come November.
The women pointed out that most of the participants at the COP were Government officials which they presumed that they would hardly work to restore the ecosystem, since they are alleged allies of Multinationals and other Bodies involved in environmental extraction.
The Africa Women Climate Assembly with women from over fourteen AfricanCountries, began on Sunday, 24th September and will continue till Thursday 28th September.