Climate Change VIMA+

Providing Climate Change Solutions & Promoting Resilient / Sustainable Futures

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. It is a challenge of managing risks. Risks to economies, risks to ecosystems and human systems, risks to health ,urban infrastructure, agriculture, tourism, livelihoods and lifestyles, Hence, the well being of our people and those of our social, economic and biophysical environment are our fundamental concern. Reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience becomes an urgent need. To build climate resilience, to achieve environmental sustainability and improve living standards, quality of life and overall environmental performance requires our time, combined efforts, relentless and passionate commitment and above all courage and willingness to make change. We need to build human and infrastructural capacities towards a climate change knowledge economy that supports innovative thinking (innovation), creative research, learning and development. Bridging the knowledge gap and skill deficit to climate change problem solving is crucial. We emphasize in a most candid and strong way, that there is no conflict between our present needs and demands for production and consumption with environmental sustainability because in the long run, the more sustainable our production and consumption patterns are, the more we can guarantee a sustainable environment that will ensure a better life style and wellbeing for our people. We will need legislations, laws, rules and guidelines for sure, but what we need most is a strong, sound and positive environmental health and safety culture where polluting or degrading the environment is simply unacceptable and unforgivable. A culture where environmental health and safety is a constant priority and most cherished value. A culture where respecting and defending our environment, its resources and its quality is as important as respecting and defending the other values of life. We need leaders and champions to propagate and cascade the message and vision for a healthy and safe environment. We need commitment and personal actions to ensure sustainable development. We need a change in our behaviours, we need to adopt, engage and influence others with positive, sound environmental behaviours. We need to become champions, vanguards and crusaders for environmental sustainability and climate change impact reduction. Therefore, let’s support mitigation and adaptation, let’s build resilience and let’s promote sustainability. Together we can.

 

 

NEW EDITION OF CLIMATETIMES JOURNAL

CLIMATETimes-vol 4

 

Climate change action photos

 

plating a WEB symbolic tree to promote Eco-system adaptation that targets an increase of carbon sink
Climate Change knowledge sharing among Secondary School students .
Ensuring Greener Environment. WED Celebration with JMC Students
Climatetimes Journal Editor Catherine Patricks and her Team
Historic Tree planting by the Rivers State University Vice. Chancellor PR0F. BLESSING CHIMEZIE DIDIA
FOREST RESOURCES CONSERVATION DAY 2017 CHAMPIONED AND DRIVEN BY
THE DEPTMENT OF FORESTRY AND ENVIRONMENT, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE
RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY .

 

 

Lady Catherine Patricks C ,Editor climatetimes Journal, Director ; Climate Reality Leader trainined in Houston , Texas with Sir Patricks-Ekedede, Chinemerem KSJI Director & Principal Consultant Research, Learning & Knowledge Exchange for Climate Change VIMA+/Environmental Sustainability @ EMT-CREED AND Member IFTDO Developing Countries Committee & Visiting Lecturer: Centre for Petroleum Geosciences, University of Port Harcourt