The Ghana Journalists Association, Ashanti Chapter, has embarked on a tree planting exercise to help protect the environment and mitigate the effect of climate change.

The exercise forms part of initiatives by the Association to foster sustainable environmental sanitation and also contribute towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals 6 and 13 target.

Speaking to the Ashanti regional GJA chairman, Mr. Kingsley Hope, during the tree planting exercise at Danyame, he tasked Ghanaians to join the call as enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to protect, restore and promote the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystem, Sustainable land Forest, combat desertification and stop unusual land degradation.

He said the media has unique role to play in accelerating climate action, combat climate change and environmental degradation by creating awareness to the general public through advocacy and education.

GJA Members

The Association planted over 40 hybrid coconut tree seedlings.

Mr Hope explained that the GJA will constantly monitor the planted coconuts to prevent its destruction.

He cautioned Nanaom and City Authorities from encroaching the portion of land, where the coconut tree seedings were planted.

climate change ambassador,Mr.Kofi Domfeh

Meanwhile a Climate Change Ambassador who took part in the tree planting exercise, Mr. Kofi Adu Domfeh, commended GJA’s effort in helping to protect the environment.

Speaking to,” we cannot combat global warming outright unless everybody joins the chain through environment sanitation and environment protection policy implementation “.

He revealed that a lot of human activities contribute to climate change by causing changes in Earth’s atmosphere in the amounts of greenhouse gases, aerosols, and cloudiness.

He cautioned the public against burning of fossil fuels ,which releases carbon dioxide gas to the atmosphere. Baffoe Agyekum

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