Photo credit: copilot.microsoft.com by Vishal Sharma International Environmental Day on June 5, 2024, brings a host of awareness programs on climate change and various tree-planting drives. Many of us may participate in one or more of these initiatives. Planting trees is crucial for absorbing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Trees not only sequester carbon …

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by Abolaji Ogunjimi, Blogs Lead, CYCN Communications Working Group As the sixth most populous country in the world with a population of about 229 million people, the climate change situation in Nigeria is worthy of note. By contributing to Nigeria’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one of the main drivers of climate change in the country …

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Photo credit: Shelley Addison-Bell by Shelley Addison-Bell, Communications and Brand Lead, Ocean Youth Working Group The waves of change are being led by youth all around the world who are echoing the urgent call for action against the climate crisis. The Ocean Youth Working Group of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) hosted a …

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by Ewura Adwoa Larbi June 7 is Green Ghana Day, an initiative that takes place annually, two days after World Environment Day. Commonwealth Correspondent Ewura Adwoa Larbi believes that given the current Climate Crisis, planting trees is one of the best time capsules for progeny. She is however concerned because in Ghana, in the face …

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Are you an environmentalist looking for an exciting consultancy opportunity? The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to recruit someone to support the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network. Learn more about the role here. Applications may be submitted here. The deadline for applications is June 14, 2024.

by Ruhamah Ifere Insecurity issues have bedeviled a country where peace formerly reigned supreme. A land that flowed with milk and honey now flows with the blood of innocent citizens, whose lives have been taken unjustly. The novel corona virus (Covid-19) in 2020 not only disrupted, but also brought to fore the issues that border …

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by Ruth-Ann Briscoe This year, we need to be attending way more music festivals and events just because! The first stop so far was Earth Hour Ja, at Hope Gardens, Jamaica, which is an annual event hosted by the Esirom Foundation. Originally put on by the World Wildlife Fund, the purpose is to encourage people, …

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A short bio I am Nicole Babirye, a 16-year-old student from Kampala, Uganda. I am the Vice President of Climate Action. I am passionate about climate change, STEM, and politics and their impact on African countries. Tell us a little about your event/project ( how it came about, the number of young people who benefited …

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by Esrat Jahan Onty, a member of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network working group. Photo credit: Pixabay/ Tumisu One of the most fundamental ways to measure the climate is temperature, and temperatures might vary in different zones, having a wide range of effects on human life as well as ecosystems. Our climate is indeed …

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by Shelley Addison-bell, Ocean Youth Working Group Communications and Brand Lead Photo source: Shelley Addison-bell (Author) The world’s oceans are filled with life, from vibrant coral reefs to shallow shores. Beneath its surface is a crucial hero of marine ecosystems: seagrass. For World Seagrass Day, on March 1, we came together to recognize the vital …

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