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The Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Development Awareness, CESDA is a non-profit, non-partisan civil society organization founded in 2016 as a response to call for good governance and protection of Nigeria Environment and its natural resources.


CESDA’s 
main thrust is to promote civic responsibility, enhancement of good standard of living through advocacy for environmental policies and obligation for deepening and sustaining democratic development in Nigeria. In achieving its set objectives, CESDA employs civic education, stakeholders engagement, advocacy and campaign, observation of the electoral process, research and documentation, information sharing, seminars, workshops, grassroots organizing, and networking.

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Episode 1: “Understanding Climate Change and Its Effects on Society”

In our inaugural episode, we delved into the intricate web of climate change impacts on society, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive understanding of its effects.

Amb. Peace Edem led us through an exploration of the far-reaching consequences of climate change, shedding light on its implications for environmental stability, economic prosperity, and social equity. We examined the common causes of climate change in Nigeria, including emissions from vehicles, industrial activities, burning of hydrocarbon products, and deforestation. These human activities contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer and the release of greenhouse gases, exacerbating the global climate crisis.

Our discussion highlighted the disproportionate impact of climate change on vulnerable communities, particularly in Nigeria. Despite contributing least to climate change, the poorest people often suffer the most, facing challenges such as disrupted rainfall patterns, coastal erosion, and increased prevalence of climate-sensitive diseases. The economic effects of climate change on agriculture and health were also underscored, emphasizing the urgent need for climate action to mitigate these impacts and build resilience in affected communities.

 

Episode 2: “Climate Change in Nigeria: A Gender Dimension”

In our second episode, we delved into the intersection of climate change and gender dynamics within the Nigerian context.

Drawing from the insightful perspectives shared by our speaker, Ms. Gloria Agema, we explored how gender disparities influence vulnerability to climate impacts and access to resources. Ms. Agema emphasized that despite the feminization of poverty and increased discrimination faced by women, their participation in decision-making processes regarding climate change remains low, limiting their opportunities to influence policies and adaptation strategies.

The engaging discussions centered on empowering women and girls as pivotal agents of change in climate resilience efforts. It was underscored that mainstreaming gender in climate agendas is imperative to develop effective policies and programs that consider the unique challenges faced by different genders and promote equal participation in climate action.

Stay tuned for more thought-provoking discussions and opportunities to engage in our future episodes!

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