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GCAP Holds Climate Justice Hearing

Nov 23, 2009, 3:32 PM | Article By: Cherno O. Bobb

A one-day climate justice hearing organised by the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) was last Saturday held at the President's International Award Conference Hall.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Mustapha Kebbeh, the Chairman of the Board of Directors for National Association of Youth and Children's Organisation (NAYCO) said the aim and objective of the forum was to create awareness on climate change as it is inducing poverty on the people. He stated that the forum is also a warm-up towards the Copenhagen climate discussion in December this year.

For his part, Mr. Baboucarr Mbye of Stay Green Foundation called on people to understand what climate change is about and its impacts.

Mr. Mbye urged the public to change their behaviour towards the forest.

Also speaking earlier, Mr. Ousman Sonko, a participant said that almost 70- 80 percent of the climate change is caused by human induce.

He further revealed that if the issue of climate change is not tackled now by the year 2015, the whole of the capital city of Banjul will be lost, due to the fact that the greater part of the city is below 1m.