ETHIOPIAN YOUTH URGED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE TO PRESERVE ENVIRONMENT

ADDIS ABABA, June 7 — Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome has urged the nation’s youth to increase their knowledge about climate change and play a vital role in preserving the natural environment.

Speaking at a meeting organized here Thursday in connection with World Environment Day, he stressed the need to engage the youth on sustainable environmental preservation endeavours by improving their knowledge about the danger posed by climate change on Africa.

The role of the youth in preserving the natural resources of the nation, thereby contributing to minimizing the impacts of climate change was crucial, the head of State added.

Discussions with the youth would help Ethiopia incorporate frameworks on the existing policies which promote involvement of youth in environmental preservation activities, he said.

According to the president, involving the youth in this area will enable the country realize a climate-resilient green economy. In this regard, he called on the nation’s youth to take part in environmental protection and preservation initiatives and minimize the impacts of climate change.

Environment and Forestry Minister Belete Tafere said that since Ethiopia’s economy was mainly dependent on agriculture, it was important to make sure that its development would not be stopped by climate change. Undertaking strong and sustainable environmental protection activities was critical in this regard.

Raising the knowledge of youth about climate change would increase their involvement in environment protection and prevention initiatives, thereby minimizing the treat of climate change on the country’s development.

SOURCE: ENA

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