Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies of the University of Ghana holds workshop for the Media on Climate Change.
The Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies of the University of Ghana has held a workshop for the Media in Accra at the Tomreik Hotel on the 4th November 2021.
The purpose of the workshop is to develop interest in the reporting of climate change issues which affects the environment.
The Country Engagement Lead of Climate and Development Knowledge Network(CDKN), Professor Chris Gordon made the call at a media workshop which was organized by CDKN.
Professor Chris Gordon in his presentation said often times, the Media lose sight of the relationship climate change has with the environment which flooding is one of the effects of climate change which affects most people.
He appealed to the Media to appreciate the effects of climate change on the environment and to do more research on climate change issues and report on such things.
He further said the Media lack of appreciate on the issues of climate change necessitated the workshop to help build their capacity.
Professor Audrey. Gadzekpo, Head of the School of Communication Studies of the University of Ghana said the Media should make climate change issues an urgency matters.
To her the issue of climate change, the Media should have a major role to play as such.
How can you the Media help us feel the sense of urgency of climate change.She said you can make people in your
communities appreciate what climate change is all about.
She said the workshop will help bring to bear the barriers in information flow on climate change and to enable the Media improve upon what she described as media climate connection.
Dr.Adeline Mensah, a member of Climate and Development Knowledge Network in her presentation said the need for the Media to understand the Scientific aspect of climate change and the environment.
She said that there is relationship between the land and climate change adding that how the climate influences the land thereby causing decertification is an interesting things the Media must focus.
There was an agreement at the end of workshop for the Media to play a role in reporting on climate change.