2020-10-18 14:47:50 - 1 week ago -
The UN says a close correlation exists between tackling poverty and the successful fight against climate change.
Access to credible and reliable information is also crucial to changing mindsets about the issue.
This week, several experts and journalists from English-speaking countries in Africa engaged online during a climate change summit.
Developing countries are
the worst affected by climate change, including South Africa.
During the online summit, journalists from the Afr ican continent shared stories about how droughts, floods and wild fires have affected their countries.
According to a recent UN report, disaster events around the world have doubled over the last two decades.
Journalists also shared ideas on possible solutions to mitigate the impact of climate change.
A new wind farm producing 110 Megawats of electricity, for instance, is now in operation in the Western Cape.
It is hoped it will contribute towards the easing of the impact of loadshedding.
Researchers say the lack of socio-economic development in some countries is a big problem.
Global warming caused by climate change has resulted in an increase in temperatures in the
This poses a danger to bio diversity and marine life in countries such as South Africa that are connected to the ocean.
The summit agreed that through the use of satellite imagery, climate change patterns can be more accurately predicted.
This will affect how the situation can be mitigated.
Organisers of the event also say the media have an important role to play in influencing the climate change agenda.
The media can also play a vital role in putting pressure on governments around the world to advance the climate change agenda, in line with the UN's 2015 Paris Agreement.
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