Stop wailing and commit to climate change – Expert urges policy makers



GHANA: 2 MAY 2017: A lecturer at the Department of Soil Science at the School of Agriculture of the University of Ghana, Legon, has urged policy makers to commit greater zeal and resources to climate protection and stop wailing about climate change. Professor S.G.K. Adiku called for the need for a paradigm shift to sustain the world’s development while still keeping environmental degradation as low as possible.  He was speaking at a one-day workshop on climate change at Ho organised by the E.P. University College (EPUC). The event was attended by about 25 lecturers from various tertiary institutions, media practitioners and the general public in the municipality. Presenting a paper on ‘From Climate Change to Climate Protection’, Professor Adiku advocated for a new agriculture technology and energy, resource technologies, energy concepts and social lifestyles to protect the Climate. According to him, the energy use in agriculture accounted about 40 per cent of production cost with a large proportion of it being fossil fuel-based. He pointed out that the burning of fossil fuels, contributed greatly to climate change and that there is the need to find and develop technology that reduced its use.“We need to find and use alternative energy sources”, Professor Adiku added.

 

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