Public Enlightenment and Participation - A Major Contribution in Mitigating Climate Change

Nnaemeka Madumere

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    Abstract

    Significant changes in the conventional weather pattern experienced globally has sparked enormous concerns to environmental stakeholders. Having been established that the main driver of change in our Climate is as a result of anthropogenic activities which contributes to the global increase in concentration of Green House Gases (GHG), there is therefore need for effective sensitization and public awareness regarding our actions and how they contribute to the issue of Climate Change experienced globally. For this reason an effective framework needs to be designed for this purpose, hence the objective of this research. As an effective model for public enlightenment should be one that will: enable all stakeholders gain easy access to each other to achieve efficient dissemination of information; take into consideration the geopolitical and socioeconomic nature of the region in concern; sustainable; flexible and adaptable, this research adopted the Integrative Literature Based Research Methodology by analysing articles of renowned authors and organisations published between 1995 to 2016 to gain supportive ideas that are vital towards the design of an effective model for Public enlightenment and participation in resolving Climate Change. A model fulfilling the afore mentioned qualities was designed and evaluated for its practicability and effectiveness.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)9-15
    JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Built Environment
    Volume6
    Issue number1
    Early online date29 Oct 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

    Bibliographical note

    Open Access funded by The Gulf Organisation for Research and Development

    Keywords

    • Climate Change
    • Sustainability
    • Energy
    • Public Awareness
    • Public Enlightenment
    • Anthropogenic Activities
    • Green House Gases

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