World Enviroment Day 2014 #WorldEnviromentDay2014

5 Jun

ImageAs we commemorate World Environment Day (WED), the African Forum and Network on Debt and Development (AFRODAD) calls upon the developed world to speedily honour their pledges in providing funds for climate change financing for mitigation and adaptation efforts to protect our environment (planet earth). In the same vein, there is need for Africa to collectively pool its own resources to address the adverse impacts of climate change to our environment.

WED is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanising individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.