Ghanaian international model Victoria Michaels joined an awesome clique of European Union Ghana as the Champion of the environment. “The partnership will see her and European Union partner together for a national tree planting”, YemmeYbaba; a Pan-African lifestyle blog reported. This followed a series of tree planting activities in the two major cities, Accra and Kumasi. On a particular day, 30 trees were planted representing the EU, Ghana and the 28 EU member states. According to the EU Ghana, the regreening is a perfect way to protect the environment.
The European Union Ghana celebrated the 2019 edition of Climate Diplomacy Week with the theme “regreening Ghana”, and climaxed it with a round table discussion on “Regreening the city” (moderated by Kwesi Gyamfi Asiedu, a Journalist) at Alliance Francaise on Thursday 3rd October 2019. The guests include HE Diana Acconcia, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Ghana; HE Ron Strikker, Ambassordor of Netherlands to Ghana; Ms Victoria Michaels, Founder Victoria Michaels Foundations; Rosemary Orthner, Archetect and Consul for Austra; and Ms Namata Serumaga-Musisi, Mmofra Foundation.
The top model noted on her Instagram page: “As the Champion of the just ended EU Diplomacy Week, I learnt a major lesson and my eyes were opened to the fact that there’s a lot of work to be done both in the area of preserving our natural resources and keeping our environment clean. During our visit to Kumasi, specifically at the EU conference on “regreening for the future”, a lot of thought provoking suggestions and ideas were shared as to how we can better our environment”.
Thanks to the EU Ambassador to Ghana, HE Diana Acconcia, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science and Technology and Innovation, Hon. Patricia Appiagyei and Hon. Osei Assibey Antoine, the major of Kumasi for lending a voice to this laudible cause, I therefore call on everyone to get involved in the environmental evolution that’s fast spreading acRoss the globe”.
She continued with a desire to see it happen, “Climate change is as serious as the issue of poverty eradication, food security, and global security. We cannot ignore the growing consequences of this problem in a fast changing world. It’s about time for less talk and more action in this regard”.
At the closing round table discussion, myself, fellow panelists, and the audience also proffered some solutions which includes better mapping of the city, putting up more parks, creating more awareness on sustainable environmental actions, forming ECO/Green Environmental club in school and so on. Climate protection requires far reaching policies and we hoping that our government will have the political will to ensure Ghana’s continous commitment to the Paris Agreement”. See the eclectic style images below!