The Foundation urges collaboration to save the Earth

In line with its key objectives and policy brief, the African Indigenous Foundation for Energy and Sustainable Development (AIFES) joined the United Nations and reached out to people around the world to draw attention to the of alarm” and the continuing threats to the environment. in the wake of hostile human activities and natural events, including climate change, in commemoration of this year’s World Environment Day.
This was in a press release made available to The Tide in Port Harcourt.
According to the statement, “Focusing on the theme of 2022, ‘One Earth’, AIFES takes this opportunity to call on all individuals, groups, institutions and governments around the world to act responsively by ensuring that that your activities are environmentally friendly, safe and do not destroy nature.
This becomes imperative given the speed at which the environment and nature are being pushed over the edge.
Signed by Sunny Zorvah, the band said this year’s theme once again reminds us that we only have one house called Earth, which means we must do all we can collectively and individually to protect Mother Earth and secure her for future generations.
. This year’s theme draws serious concern about the need for redoubled collaboration and commitment to save the Earth, protect our planet, and ensure that our generation and future generations have a safe and healthy place to live and grow.
According to recent UN reports, the climate crisis is worsening faster than expected, with a 50% chance that global warming will exceed current levels within the next five years. This is combined with a widespread loss of biodiversity which shows that one million species are threatened with extinction.
AIFES aligns itself with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who said rampant pollution is creating a “triple planetary crisis” that threatens the future of humanity.
According to him, “we can no longer ignore the alarm bells that are ringing louder every day.
The only way forward is to work with nature, not against it”.
On the occasion of this year’s World Environment Day, some activities have been scheduled during the week.
They include, tree planting; and sensitize residents on the need to protect the environment on a live radio broadcast, Radio Nigeria (Treasure FM 98.5) on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 5 p.m. These activities concluded with an international press conference.
AIFES is very concerned about the fight against the acceleration of heat waves, droughts, floods, forest fires, pandemics, water and air pollution, waterways, canals/waterways, deforestation, carbon emission, gas flaring, ozone hole pollution. , etc., all of which have placed the planet in “emergency mode”.
In view of the above, AIFES asks for a fair transmission of Energy; aligns its strategy with the Paris Agreement; say no to carbon emissions; No to Shell’s transition strategy; No to global warming; No to the expansion of fossil fuels; No to environmental degradation; not the destruction of livelihoods.
As these situations continue to confront the human race and the environment, we believe that with our true commitment to working with nature, not against it, and not listening to “alarm bells” , threats, we will overcome and live sustainably in harmony with nature.
Let’s not push the planet over the edge!

By: John Bibor & Oribim Ibama

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