Climate change: The media can do so much to lead by example – Akufo-Addo


Climate change poses an “existential threat to our planet and our way of life,” President Nana Akufo-Addo has said.

“It is here that the media’s role becomes even more critical”, Mr Akufo-Addo said at the 3rd African Media Convention in Accra on Friday, 17th May 2024.

He said: “The media has the platform and the power to focus the world’s attention on the urgency of this issue.

‘It must amplify the voices of those affected by climate change, especially in communities that are often overlooked in international discourse,” the president added.

He said: “Environmental sustainability should be at the heart of media practice.

‘This means not only reporting on climate change but also adopting sustainable practices in media production itself.

“From reducing carbon footprints to promoting recycling and sustainable energy use. There’s much the media industry can do to lead by example,’ he stated.

Source: Ghana Web