Accra, Sept. 23, GNA –
Mr Landry Nintereste, the Coordinator of 350 Africa, has commended members of
the Ghana Reducing Our Carbon (350 G-ROC) for their efforts in campaigning for
the use of renewable energy systems in the country.
The 350 G-ROC members
are into sensitizing institutions and communities on the need for the
establishment of renewable energy to reduce the effect of climate change.
The 350 G-ROC and 350
Africa are affiliates of 350.org, an international environmental organization
with the objective of empowering young people at the grassroots, to collaborate
with key stakeholders to actively champion the reduction of carbon emissions
and promote renewable energy.
Mr Nintereste said
this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency when he met with members of 350
G-ROC at a four-day meeting in Accra, to plan for the next phase of G-ROC’s
Renewable Energy Campaign from 2019-2020.
The meeting dwelt on
achievement, challenges, and the way forward for renewable energy agenda.
recommended that the next phase of the campaign should focus on specific
geographical locations to efficiently track progress.
Mr Ezekiel Chibeze,
the Coordinator of 350 G-ROC, said considering the challenges more volunteers
would be need to intensify the advocacy campaign to achieve the intended 10 per
cent renewable energy target in the country by 2030.
He said the G-ROC
volunteers would organize a meeting to discuss among other things, the way to
achieve the collective agenda of reducing carbon emissions and climate change.
The 350 Africa and
G-ROC members later had a learning and idea sharing session with key partners
including: the Institute of Sustainable Energy and Environment Solutions
(ISEES), Kasa Initiative – Ghana, Abibimman Foundation, Community and Family
Aid Foundation, Ghana Youth Environmental Movement, Foundation for Security and
Development in Africa.