International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE: The Role of Community Education
Audi Oluoch

ABSTRACT
Climate Change may be limited to a specific region, but its prospect is real. It will affect all mankind unless drastic measures to address it are taken. Climate change is an environmental, economic and social issue that affects all sectors of the economy such as agriculture, water resources, irrigation, health, tourism, energy and transport. It is therefore not just an environmental but also a human development issue of our generation. The impact of climate change is already widespread in form of great droughts, famines, and floods and countries must develop their citizens’ capacities to respond to its effects. It is here that community education can be used to enhance acquisition of basic skills, knowledge and motivation for survival and coping with practical challenges of climate change such as energy crisis, food security and sustainable development. Community education at various levels of society can therefore contribute sustainably to environmental conservation and management which are important in climate change and mitigation. The paper analyses the causes and effects of climate change and particularly, the contribution of human activities to all this. It suggests specific measures which need to be taken to mitigate the effects of climate change and how com

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