Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our continent. Ever increasing droughts, most severe across the Sahara and the horn of Africa, is bringing famine and diseases to millions of Africans. Floods are also at their ravaging worst; washing away homes, homelands, lives and livelihoods across the continent. Rising temperatures is combining with the falling standard of the air we breathe to wrought dangers to our health and comfort. These effects of global warming are harbingers of the poverty, hunger and human suffering that pervade our land. We, at GLEEHD, have set out to play an active role in combating climate change and its effects.
In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production, as well as advocating for the protection and management of the natural resource base of economic and social development, which are the objectives of, and essential requirements for sustainable development.
We are pooling human and material resources to ensure sustainable development of a habitable homeland for our present and future generations. We have introduced initiatives that promote renewable energy, help Africans to manage the effects of climate change and provide better protection for our environment.
In order to make an effective and lasting impact in Climate Change, we underlined the challenge as one of our key areas. Our objective here is to address the deteriorating environmental situations across Africa while also exploring ways to solve food security crises and stability.
The most important thing about global warming is this; whether humans are responsible for the bulk of climate change is going to be left to the scientists, but it’s all of our responsibility to leave this planet in better shape for the future generations than we found it. – Mike Huckabee
Environment: We engage governments and environmental institutions to commit themselves to environmental policies that will help to fight pollution and attain Sustainable Livelihood and Social Justice. We:
Energy: Energy is a key driver of economic growth and Africa has abundant renewable energy sources to ensure energy sufficiency. The foundation works with relevant stakeholders to facilitate the development and the growth of the energy sector. We:
Water: Africa’s water resources face threats posed by drought, flood and climate change. This is why GLEEHD Foundation work hard to advocate for improved water resources development and management. We achieve our goals by:
Agriculture: Climate change factors have been seen to have significant consequences for the agricultural sector in Africa. Climate change can lead to production loss and food shortage. That is why we have created a platform to work with relevant bodies to ensure that sustainable livelihood is achieved through agricultural development. We are reaching our goals by:
Here are some of our achievements in Climate Change and Sustainable Development: