By Louvier Kindo Tombe
The exercise was within the framework of a project known as “Climate Justice Caravan”.
The hiking that took participants to Mount Messa in Yaounde was the first part of the project besides other activities such as a community marche, digital sensitization campaign, debates among other.
The other activities to run till October 4, 2022 took place in the towns of Mbalmayo and Ebolowa.
The idea behind the hike was to raise awareness on the continuos effects of climate change across the world.
“Climate change is real,” was the message from Young Volunteers for Environment (YVE) Cameroon on the occasion. The organization equally called on world leaders to stop all bla bla bla and take concrete action.
“It is time for us all to take action against the growing devastating effects of climate change,” says Blondel Silenou, president of YVE Cameroon.
All the climate actors were unanimous on one point.
“We want climate change justice,” they echoed.
During the exercise, topics like agroecology, climate financing, environmental protection were discussed.
The hikers carried different messages on placards representing thier stand on the issue of climate change.
Most of the messages were focused on proposals and actions that if taken would go a long way to fix the climate change issue.
The activist called on all an sundry to think green for the climate, to think climate for the future, to be the change that they want to see in the fight against plastic pollution among others.
Some organizations want local solutions and new technology to be implemented for a better adaptation to climate change.
This is not the first time that Young Volunteers for Environment Cameroon is mobilizing climate change actors for a just cause.
During Cop26, the organization was very instrumental in mobilizing for change and climate justice.
The organization is very much instrumental in the the reduction of climate change effects, and for the United Nations to take actions towards fighting climate change.