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[Ambassador report] YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENT (THEMATIC REPORT 2)

by Kalori Wesonga | 21-09-2019 05:32 Comments 2 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



My first encounter with climate change action was over two years ago in Lamu, Kenya. At the time, I was visiting family around the small town. I came across a plastic revolution banner. The campaign, started by youth in Lamu was heralded to serve as a visual beacon of what was an epiphany of climate campaigns to come a year later.

I didn’t know it at the time, but soon I would be marching through the streets of Lamu town in a campaign against fossil fuel aptly named, “Decoloanize” from 2017 through to 2019.  Placing the situation into context, Kenya’s government commissioned a coal mining plant in Lamu County to serve the country’s energy needs for development.  

Fast-forward to this year, a court ruling revoked the coal mining company’s license for public interest. The primary reason being they failed to satisfy environmental impact assessments. The savage effects of the devastation of coal mining on people as well as the environment can be seen in South Africa where thousands have suffered from respiratory diseases just to name a few. It’s often human nature that we lose something and appreciate it when it’s finally gone. This doesn’t have to be the case.

This is just a singular example of how the youth can make the government take notice. By marching together, our voices can be heard.

2 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Kalori

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about YOUTH AND ENVIRONMENT

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-10-2019 18:55

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hi Kalori!
    I??m very impressed by your courage and dedication to the environment.
    Fossil fuels has helped human a lot through the history, but now it??s time to let go of it.
    Fortunately, due to the huge progress in science, human has potential to develop the alternative.
    We should appreciate the environment and start saving it right now!
    Thank you for the great report!

    Posted 27-09-2019 12:34

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