National Youth Network on Climate Change (NYNCC) teamed up with the Bwaila Rotary Club in Lilongwe to make youths know climate change issues through tree planting last weekend.
The exercise, which was jointly funded by Press Trust and Bwaila Rotary Club, took place at Air Wing Primary School in the capital, Lilongwe.
The event, according to a press release from Bwaila Rotary Club, aims at enhancing the understanding of climate change through active involvement of youths in mitigation initiatives.
“This event advanced the implementation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 2007 Bali programme of action, an addendum to UNFCCC which aims at effective response to climate change through mitigation and adaptation while on the other hand building capacity and raising awareness on how we can adapt to effects of climate change,” reads the release in part.
Guest of honour at the event, Patrick Mhango from Press Trust, said the youth are a vital tool to involve if the war against deforestation is to be won. He urged youths to be proactive in advocating for climate change issues.
Bwaila Rotary Club president Gift Dulla also stressed on the need for the youth to show keen interest in engaging themselves in initiatives that are responding to climate change mitigation and poverty which is one of the urgent major development challenges.