NCCC Moves to Tackle Climate Change, Deforestation in Katsina 

NCCC Moves to Tackle Climate Change, Deforestation in Katsina 

• Launches clean cookstoves 

Francis Sardauna in Katsina

The National Council on Climate Change (NCCC) has initiated a move to tackle the challenges of global warming, climate change and deforestation in Katsina state.

Consequently, the NCCC, in collaboration with a firm, Atmosfair and Climate Sustainability, has launched a ‘Save80 Clean Cookstoves’ that would reduce indiscriminate felling of trees for firewood, global warming and protect users from lung cancer.

The Director-General of the Council, Dr. Salisu Dahiru, while unveiling the Save80 Clean Cookstoves in Katsina, said deforestation causes global warming.

Represented by Mr. Kingsley Nwahuba, a Director in the council, Dahiru said the clean cookstoves initiative have a serious impact in curbing deforestation and ameliorate the effects of climate change.

He said: “The council is in charge of policies that have to do with climate change-related activities in the country. Specifically, in the areas of renewable energy, decarbonization of the industries, efficient household appliances.

“Deforestation causes global warming by cutting down trees in our environment. The Save80 Clean Cookstoves have a serious impact in curbing deforestation. It gives us a good environment and ameliorates the effects of climate change.”

Earlier,  the Manager for Business Development of Atmosfair and Climate Sustainability, Musa Lawal, said the firm invented the Save80 Clean Cookstoves to address global warming.

He said the company in partnership with government is focused on reducing the emission of carbon dioxide which is one of the green house gases that causes global warming.

“We are working with governments and private sector to reduce the menace. The stove has two pots, emit less smoke and save firewoods by 80 per cent, which means saving desertification by 80 per cent,” he said.

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