Climate change: Sustainability needed to maintain cyclical economy

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An Environmentalist, Gafar Odubote, has urged Nigerians to adopt sustainability as a culture and the promotion of a circular economy to mitigate climate change effects.

Odubote, a Manager at Let’s Do It Nigeria, an Environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, made the appeal in Lagos on  Friday.

Sustainability focused on the avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

The expert said that educating Nigerians on the benefit of sustainability was paramount in adopting the concept as a culture, urging the citizenry to reduce waste.|

“To get people involved in sustainability, education about circular economy is the first step. People need to understand their consumption pattern and how it’s affecting the environment. “We must understand the ‘how’ of sustainability and how it positively affects the environment and the country at large.

“We want to help by advocating and educating people about circular economy and developing sustainable initiatives that companies must adopt to encourage circularity.

“There is a toolkit called the ‘Keep it Clean Plan’ that will help individuals and businesses achieve zero waste.

“As an environmentalist, I am concerned about making people see why they should reduce wastes; buy re-usable materials and also recycle at the last phase,’’ the expert said.

Odubote, also the President of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Eko Chapter, was awarded the most outstanding member of the JCI World Congress holding in Tallinn, Estonia from Nov. 4 to Nov. 8, 2019.