Focus on trees to counter climate change in North
The National Climate Change Week’s message at Katonovere Ground, in Labasa yesterday was simple, it was, ‘Trees, plant more trees’. Department of Forestry Labasa officer Uwate Vuravakavonu said trees help reduce heat that results from carbon emission.
“We have plants, this programme is aimed at educating people on the importance of planting trees and their role in climate change,” Mr Vuravakavonu said.
The Commissioner Northern’s initiative supports a week allocated for non-governmental organisations, private sectors and government agencies to come together to create awareness on climate change from their different work perspectives and in support of the National Climate Change week programme. Empower Pacific health screening counsellor for Labasa Inoke Drauna said this was a good initiative conducted by organisers of the event from the Commissioner Northern office for the people of Labasa. “This helps us to boost our understanding on the need to be aware about the devastating effect of climate change,” Mr Drauna said.
Staff members of the World Wide Fund for Nature during the National Climate Change Week at Katonivere Ground in Labasa on September 26, 2017.