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The environmental Problems of the 21st Century


More than 50% of the environmental problems are caused by deforestation / desertification and unavailability of portable water. Thus as CLEAN-AFRICA’s strategy, its embarking on environmental awareness campaigns to help salvage the situation by using tomorrow’s Leaders (the Youth).




According to the UN Report of the Secretary-General in March 2005, he stated: “The scale and scope of progress made by countries in every region of the world has shown that, over a very short time, poverty and maternal and infant mortality can be dramatically reduced, while education, gender equality and other aspects of development can be dramatically advanced. The unprecedented combination of resources and technology at our disposal today means that we are truly the first generation with the tools, the knowledge and the resources to meet the commitment, given by all States in the Millennium Declaration, “to making the right to development a reality for everyone and to freeing the entire human race from want”. Civil society organizations have a critical role to play in driving this implementation process forward to “make poverty history”. Not only is civil society an indispensable partner in delivering services to the poor at the scope required by the Millennium Development Goals but it can also catalyse action within countries on pressing development concerns, mobilizing broad-based movements and creating grass-roots pressure to hold leaders accountable for their commitments.”

In 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, “Sustainable Development” became an international political programme. Between 2005 and 2014, a worldwide education decade was planned to convey the content and strategy of this 21st century Project. The UN made models and goals for the year 2015. Environmental protection is to become a fixture in member states national politics alongside concrete social improvements. These include: universal primary education, a reduction of child mortality by two thirds, the reduction of the number of people with a daily income of the less than a dollar per day by half and the reduction of the proportion of people with no access to clean water by half.


Making a Start….

Everything should be geared towards minimizing future environmental problems or avoiding them beforehand. If we can achieve this, mankind can survive longer.

No matter how committed any single country may be it may not be able to solve today’s environmental problems which don’t consider borderlines, if at all not in the short run. Yet we can make a start and convey this message the message. Environmental protection is an interesting task and challenge to all of us. It is in our own interests and those of our children and of the generations to come.

Hence as part of the CLEAN-AFRICA’s focus, a massive environmental educational campaign through the CLEAN-Clubs Program in Africa. In Ghana, for example, the CLEAN-Clubs program has a 3 year project with a target to establish 50 environmental clubs in the secondary and tertiary institutions. These clubs would embark on environmental education and training (e.g. Issues of climatic change, desertification, afforestation, waste separation, hygiene, etc) and also plant and maintain 100 thousand trees across the country.


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