The message of Climate Changeill resonate atthe Climate Changepen Dayto be held this Friday in Port Moresby.
Preparations are in advanced stages, andthe event will targetthe general public and especially school children.
Beththe Prime Minister Peter O’Neill andthe Minister for Forests & Climate ChangePatrick Pruaitch, are expected to attend.
The Climate Changepen Dayis been organslied bythe Office of Climate Changeamp; Development or OCCD.
The idea behindthe event is to achieve a domino effect and changethe mindsets of people inthe way climate change is perceived.
“One ofthe key component ofthe mandate is to ensure that our people are adequately informed so thatthey can individually act and collectively we can achieve a development pathway that is climate-compatible,” says Varigini Badira – Executive Director OCCD.
The Open Daywill be held this Friday atthe Sir John Guise Stadium.
“The main objective of this Open Dayis to &lsquoInform and Educate’ our people about what Climate Changes,” says thel Namuri – Office of Climate Changeamp; Development.
Stakeholders and schools are expected to be involved inthe Open Day OCCD believes by engaging stakeholders, this will achieve a multiplier effect in OCCD’s efforts to care for the environment and promote efficient use of resources as well as a sustainable livelihood.
“Thetheme ofthe Open Dayis “Changingthe Mindset” and that in itself is what we hope to achieve,” says Mr Badira.
Mr. Badira sain PNG is able to harness potential opportunities of climate change, such as increase of rainfall, predicted for the Pacific region.
He said close participation from various stakeholders will assist building climate resilience.
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