We need to raise awareness on climate change as there are a lot of things that need to be looked at - Devi

We need to raise awareness on climate change as there are a lot of things that need to be looked at - Devi

By Karishma Kumari
Monday 17/07/2023
Vodafone ATH Foundation Executive Ambalika Devi

Climate Change is a very broad topic and we need to raise awareness as there are a lot of things that need to be looked at such as what we eat, what we drink and the environment we stay in that affects our livelihoods.

This was highlighted by Vodafone ATH Foundation Executive Ambalika Devi during the Dialogue on Enhancing Private Sector and Civil Society Alliance for Climate Action in Building Community Resilience on Climate Change through the Civil Society Action Project which aims to address the adverse impacts of climate change, reduce disaster risk, achieve resilience and sustainable development in Fiji.

She further says we need to promote sustainable livelihoods and climate-resilient agriculture practices to minimize environmental degradation through more training, engagement, dialogues, and awareness.

Devi says some of the ways the foundation has supported the initiatives are not only addressing environmental challenges but promoting sustainable livelihoods supporting climate-resilient, agriculture practices that aim to increase agricultural productivity and minimize the negative impact on the environment by providing training resources and access to new technology.

She also says the foundation helps farmers to adapt to changing climate pollution, reduce vulnerability to climate-related risks and improve income generation opportunities.

The Foundation Executive says that one of the major causes of climate change is the disposal of rubbish as it affects our environment and nature.

She says to overcome this we need to dispose of our rubbish well in the rubbish bins to keep our environments clean and healthy, especially at the parks and seasides.

Meanwhile, Ministry for Foreign Affairs International Cooperation and Drua incubator partnerships coordinator Krishan Pratap says there needs to be more civil society engagements to guide the private sector towards climate action initiatives. 

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