South Africa: Women demand more climate action

South Africa: Women demand more climate action

Date: October 4, 2011
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Pretoria – A two-day environmental conference ended in Pretoria on 4 September with a call by delegates for the South African government to move urgently towards the implementation of policies that would ensure more participation of women on issues of climate change adaptation and mitigation.

A declaration released read: “Recognising that our continent, Africa, is already experiencing dire consequences of climate change and that the continent is likely to suffer the most from these consequences we are calling on women and society at large to take greater interest in matters relating to environmental health and climate change,” it said.

Delegates at the Women in Media and Environment Conference, convened by government, also pledged to utilise “every available opportunity at our disposal” to raise awareness of climate change among South Africa’s women. Click here to read more.

Source: Bua News

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