Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy (Cepa) programme officer Dorothy Tembo has asked journalists to step up sensitisation of people on climate change and environment.
Tembo was speaking in Lilongwe last Wednesday during training of journalists who report on environment and climate change.
She said more awareness on the issues can create a better platform for communities to adapt to the effects of climate change.
“We have noted with great concern that not much is being written on climate change, environment and mining. That is why we thought of engaging the media in a refresher course. Climate change has had adverse impacts, but communities know so little, that is why we engaged the media,” she said.
Tembo said journalists have a very big role to play in disseminating information about climate change.
“This programme, which is being funded by Enhancing Community Resilience Programme [ECRP], the Norwegian Ministry of foreign Affairs and UKaid is a five-year programme.
By engaging the media, we hope that, they will be our ambassadors,” she said.
Tembo noted that climate change is cross-cutting issue; hence affects many sectors.