350 Ghana-Reducing our Carbon (350 G-RoC) has held a renewable energy workshop for young communicators on Friday, 24 May 2019 at the the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) as part of their “Friday for Climate” campaign.
The workshop forms part of 350 G-RoC’s activities to mark the ” Friday for Climate campaign” which is to educate citizens on climate change related issues and it’s effect on our environment.
As part of their mandate to educate the public, 350 Ghana-Reducing our Carbon (350 G-RoC) an organization which is advocating for the use of renewable energy in Ghana as well as other exploits that affect climate change has organized a workshop to educate media personnels and young communicators to help spread the news on issues related to climate change.
In an interview with Mr. Charles Wundengba a lead member of 350 G-RoC he said that , the move to engage the young communicators is to empower then to educate their peers and the general public on the relevance of protecting the environment through the use of social media and other digital platforms.
Social media is a powerful tool to help spread the good news about climate change and also educate the public on the need to make good use of renewable energy he added.
“They are writers. They are media men. They help to promote stories that come out. I believe in the media as there is a saying, the pen is mightier than the sword, whatever the media writes and whatever the media says it goes very far.
According Mr. Charles Wundengba Government has achieved less the 0.5% of its commitment to increase the renewal energy by 2030. The Government is trying to do something but I think the government has to increase the rate at which it is involving itself in the fight against climate change because climate change is real and the slow pace we are moving will not help issues.
The workshop ended with a march from GIJ through Ghana Maritime Authority to the Parliament House of Ghana in an attempt to inform the government to act on its commitment to increase the use of renewable energy by 10% by 2030.
Source: Christopher Agbodo Ranson