By Abdulhamid Tahir Hamid
Chief Executive officer
Earth Day 2021 Press release from Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (GECCI): We need to #RestoreOurEarth!
Here’s how Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (GECCI) is working with people toward to solve climate challenges & realize the commitments of the African Union Agenda 2063, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration a success, and the Paris Agreement
On the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, GECCI’s mission is to make a genuine impact on environmental and climate issues through bringing the latest environmental news and empowering individuals and their communities to effectively partake in addressing environmental pollution and climate change across the globe.
The Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (GECCI), an independent global campaign organization which aims to be a global leader in environmental and climate conservation with a view to ensuring a healthy environment and ecosystem balance for sustainable development. Its activities and presence spanned over 90 countries around the world with about 22,000 teams campaigning for sustainable agriculture, biodiversity protection, and encouraging sustainable environmental practices.
Its membership cut across different professionals from every part of the world. Interestingly, since the last decade, the GECCI has been actively involved in creating awareness, engaging in sensitization and mobilization of the public and educating the youth on the imperatives of positive actions to reverse environmental pollution and global climate change.
The reader may also wish to know that GECCI has organized series of activities on its areas of focus across the globe and recorded remarkable successes and achievements in those activities. In addition, GECCI imitated granting of “World Ambassadorship Position” to important personalities across the globe, who demonstrate extraordinary commitment in the areas of pollution control, environmental protection, climate change, control of desertification, sustainable environmental practices, environmental health education and environmentally responsible investment, among others.
GECCI is already into partnership with more than 100 Governmental and Non-Governmental organizations across the globe.
Today at the Leaders Summit on Climate, President Biden announced the United States’ new climate commitment under the Paris Agreement, which includes a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. The new commitment nearly doubles the U.S emissions reduction target for 2025 set by the Obama administration.
The U.S. joins other nations that have already adopted ambitious near-term climate plans, including Colombia, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and others. Last October, China announced it would peak emissions before 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2060.
“The administration’s commitment to cut emissions 50-52% below 2005 levels by 2030 is both ambitious and attainable.
including from Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (GECCI), shows the United States and African Union Agenda 2063 cum Great Green Wall Initiatives, can achieve this target while building a stronger economy.
Therefore, would recall The Great Green Wall is an African-led movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8,000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa.
A decade in and roughly 15% underway, the initiative is already bringing life back to Africa’s degraded landscapes at an unprecedented scale, providing food security, jobs and a reason to stay for the millions who live along its path.
Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (GECCI), some few of the key achievements recorded and Initiative by the Organization, including the following areas:
(i) Reforestation Project: GECCI plans to raise one hundred million (100,000,000) seedlings to cover 200 hectares of land in 120 African cities, with a view to organizing gigantic tree planting campaigns across the continent.
(ii) Organization of GECCI Frist Global Summit: GECCI is planning to organize its 1st Global Summit in 2022, to be held in Abuja Nigeria, with the hope to receive delegates from more than 100 countries across the globe.
(iii) Youth Empowerment Program: GECCI plans to train at least 10,000 African youths on environmental and climate action.
(iv) Organizing southeast Nigerian Youth Environmental and Climate Conservation Summit 2021 Anambra Nigeria.
(v) 10,000 Trees PLANTATION Flag-off in collaboration with the Ningi Local Government Area Bauchi State Nigeria.
(vi) Organizing Lagos State Youth Environmental and SDGs Summit 2021.
(vii) Organized Lagos State Nigeria Online Global round time in March 2021.
(viii) Organization of the campaign on “Good Environmental Practices and Climate Change Awareness” for primary and secondary schools in more than 60 countries across the world.
(ix) EARTH DAY WEBINAR – 2021, GECCI in collaboration with the Futuresavers Initiative, Ervis Foundation, the POP Movement, and Earth Day Africa organized a two-day webinar in April 21st, 2021, and April 22nd, 2021.
(x) GECCI – Ekiti State Nigeria partnered with the Office of the SSA to Ekiti State Governor on Tourism Development and Triple G Eco Revival Solutions Ltd in Commemorating Earth Day 2021.
(xi) The Train the Trainer Workshop on Environmental Health Emergency Response held by the Federal Ministry of Environment, from 18th to 21st January 2021 at the Abuja Enterprise Agency (AEA), involving twenty (28) members of the Global ECCI.
(xii) Organization of the campaign on “Good Environmental Practices and Climate Change Awareness” through the social media handles.
(xiii) Organization of Global MONTHLY ONLINE DIALOGUE in collaboration with Climate Channel Toronto Canada, Themes: Local Action for Global Climate: for Global Environmental and Climate Activism.
(xiv) Provision of a platform for the establishment of Environmental Conservation Clubs with the name “Climate Conservation” in selected primary and secondary schools across the world, with a view to catching the children young and instilling environmental concern into their psyche.
(xv) GECCI Principal officers across the Nation attended 2 days Regional Advocacy Workshop on Climate Change (theme: Impacts and Responses) Organized by the Department of Climate Change Under the Federal Ministry of Environment Nigeria.
The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems
Earth Day is celebrated worldwide on April 22 annually to raise public awareness about the environment and inspire people to save and protect it.
The theme for this year’s Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth” which focuses on natural processes and emerging green technologies that can restore the world’s ecosystems. In this way, the theme rejects the notion that mitigation or adaptation are the only ways to address climate change.
According to Earth.org, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.
Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national, and local policy changes.
Sequel to the above, Global Environmental and Climate Conservation Initiative (GECCI) will be essential for the African Union Agenda and the U.S. to reach this goal. These actions will accelerate the deployment of clean energy, zero-emission vehicles, forest restoration, and energy efficiency.
“Moving to a zero-carbon economy is good for job creation. Investing in clean energy creates twice as many jobs as the same investment in fossil fuel production while restoring degraded lands can be a major source of employment as well. And these jobs reach across the country.
Henceforth, we are calling on people everywhere to work together to solve climate challenges & realize the commitments of the African Union Agenda and the U.S
There is no doubt, therefore, that doing so would encourage more coverage of African States and the world at large by our organization with a view to mitigating the repercussions of climate change in the world.
“The new U.S. emissions target raises the bar for other countries as we head toward the UN climate summit in Glasgow. We look forward to a successful working relationship in the future”
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May God help us to succeed in the task of moving the world Eco-friendly.