The National, Thursday July 25th, 2013
By FIDELIS SUKINA
JOURNALISTS have been urged to learn all the technical aspects of climate change to help them educate the public.
Forests and Climate Change Minister Patrick Pruaitch told media personnel at a workshop that they must understand technical issues to help them deliver educational and awareness programme to benefit the people.
“Media is a very powerful agent of change and I believe this workshop will foster and consolidate the relationship with all stakeholders because imparting information in simple language and laymen’s terms is more than beneficial for the understanding of our people,” he said.
They were told that climate change had affected all nations and basic information was needed by the public to help them understand.
The two-day workshop was held by the Office of Climate Change and Development (OCCD) at their head office in Port Moresby last week.
Participants were told about the adaptation on climate change in PNG as well as mitigation (measures taken to stop the effects of climate change) and the country’s stand on international conventions and negotiations.
Journalists were urged to give ideas on how to effectively disseminate information to the public through a partnership with OCCD.