The Non Governmental Organization, Young Volunteers for the Environment (JVE), has sent a strong message to governments across the world to take tangible actions towards addressing climate change issues in their respective countries.
Saturday, November 6, 2021 in Yaounde, the civil society organization initiated a hike to mount Mvog Betsi.
“The hike was a perfect opportunity for me to explore the beauties of nature and pass a message to the government of my country on the need to protect the environment and mitigate climate change effects.” Annie Babelle, a journalist who was part of the hikers told News Upfront.
They carried messages addressed to governments across the world to take concrete decisions at the Cop 26 summit holding in Glasgow.
All over the world, inequalities due to climate change are multiplying, and voices are being raised to invite governments to take more action.
Faced with the lack of ambition of the States’ policies, young people have taken the bull by the horns to ask for more concrete action and responsibility with regard to the disaster that is taking place.
“The problem of climate disruption is a global problem, which requires a global responsibility like a citizen action supports.” Says Derrick Agka, environmental activist, who added that;
“We will have no excuse if we do not take action now. This is why we young volunteers have mobilized our partners around this walk to introduce young people to this beautiful lady that is nature while inviting them to preserve its beauty.”
The walk was also a source of inspiration to help participants formulate messages to the attention of African negotiators at Glasgow, for them to work towards keeping the pressure for the 1.5° target in the current negotiations to be respected.
This mobilization, which brought together more than thirty civil society organizations, was also an opportunity for the nearly 200 young people present to formulate messages that will be widely distributed on social networks.
“Hike for Climate Justice” was organized with the support of African Climate Justice, ADEV, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change and THE SDGs Winners.