Climate Change and Health

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Exercise Ch 3 Unit 2: Interview someone

Dear course participants
I would ask you to make an interview with a friend or family member. Find out what they think THEY can contribute personally to reduce their own carbon footprint. Then ask them to rank their options according to their preference to actually change their behaviour or whatever they suggest. For example: I would stop eating meat first, then I would turn down the temperature in my apartment . etc- etc.

Please write in the Journal for this interview just the answers your interviewee gave you:
1) what he things an individual can do to reduce their individual carbon footprint
2) What that person thinks he or she would really consider doing herself
Everybody can and should share their interview results and maybe add a comment of their own about the interview, the reaction of the interviewee. In any case, please write down as a minimum 1) a... and 2) a...

Good luck. looking forward to your answers

Rainer Sauerborn

What can contribute personally to reduce their own carbon footprint


(1) a) Stop the use of her family Open Charcoal Oven and start using the modernised and promoted environmental friendly oven to ensure lesser emmission of carbon and carbon deposit soothe.
b) Horticulturist, Elder Itesi Irem, embarked on a 15 year plan of continuous tree planting in order to create green leafy plants adequate enough to take up and mop up the CO2 being emitted from human domestic and industrial activities.
c) A member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Engr Anthony Ayim of Cross River state Nigeria is embarking on a capacity building project to Train students and staff of the foundation on carbon stock sampling, Permanent Sample Plots establishment and monitoring; including data analysis.
d) A consultant with Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Elder Uchenna on interview, disclosed his role in leading a collaboration with the Cross River State Forestry Commission (CRSFC) to improve Forest Carbon Enhancement (FCA) and other low carbon emission pathways and monitoring in Cross River State in compliant with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decisions. advance jurisdictional programs designed to promote low emissions rural development and reduced emissions from deforestation and land use (REDD+) and link these activities with emerging greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance regimes and other pay-for-performance opportunities. The GCF focuses on all aspects of efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation and establish lasting frameworks for low emissions development. It facilitates the exchange of experiences and lessons learned across leading states and provinces; synchronizes efforts across these jurisdictions to develop policies and programs that provide realistic pathways to forest-maintaining rural development; supports processes for multi-stakeholder participation and engagement; and seeks financing for jurisdictional programs from a range of sources, including pay-for-performance public finance, emerging carbon markets, and ongoing efforts to de-carbonize agro-food supply chains.

(2) (a) Start Awareness/Public Education Campaign: Climate Change is a strange concept to many communities. There is still a great deal of ignorance on climate change and its impacts...this is according to Engr Anthony Ayim.


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