Each year ICENECDEV promote environmental conservation education in schools, prisons and local communities in Cameroon by establishing environmental clubs liaison with school administration in primary and secondary schools in Cameroon.
This inspires environmental learning and stewardship among students and pupils appreciate nature and Earth's resources and understanding of the environment. Environmental education resources have reached millions of pupils, students,local inhabitants, inmates, and educators across Cameroon with non-biased and high quality support.
These environmental education resources are motivating the local inhabitants, pupils, and students across the country to take practical actions to improve environmental responsibility.
ICENECDEV promotes also climate change education in schools and local communities in the Mount Cameroon region. Burning and clearing forests emits approximately 18% of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Protecting and restoring forests is an essential response to climate change.
According to the inter governmental panel on climate change, halting deforestation and restoring forests while adopting more forest friendly agriculture, and management practices would prevent the emission of more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years.
Reducing greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions and stabilizing atmospheric concentration at 250-450 parts per million carbon dioxide equivalent(ppm C02) is essential. The current GHG level is approximately 390ppm C02.Scientist have estimated that lowering concentrations to 350ppm may enable us to avert tipping points of ocean acidification and melting of permafrost and arctic ice .Stabilization at 450ppm is assumed to be the threshold to avoid dangerous warming of more than 2 degrees Celsius ,which will bring potentially catastrophic impacts for natural and human communities including changing weather patterns impacting food production and species migration.Drought,desertification and flooding may increasingly threaten our coastal communities.
ICENECDEV solution is to promote protection and sustainable management of natural ecosysytems.Protecting the Earth s ecosystem can yield immediate, cost –effective climate change solutions to solve the earth s resources for the future generation
ICENECDEV is improving indoor air quality among local population by training Rural women to produce improved cook stoves using local materials and providing improved cook fuel efficient stoves in communities to reduce indoor air pollution (Smoke), improve the health of population, save the mountain forest, reduce the rate of deforestation from wood fuel, adapt and mitigate impact of climate change during the raining Season
In 2012, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that air quality causes between 7 and 8 million deaths every year. The makes air pollution the leading environmental cause of premature deaths. Exposure to indoor and outdoor air pollution is closely linked to increase in occurrences of cardiovascular disease, such as strokes and heart disease, as well as cancer and respiratory disease.
Around half of the estimated 7 to 8 million premature deaths annually are caused by indoor air pollution, the main source being cooking and heating with solid fuels - wood and other biomass based fuel - over open fires. The two actions that can dramatically lower biomass use and improve indoor air quality are the use of efficient cook/heating stoves and cleaner burning fuels.
Sustainable Waste Management
ICENECDEV is Combating Marine Plastic Litter and Micro plastic as part of Clean Seas Campaign along the West Coast of Cameroon
It aims to increase awareness and actions of the need to reduce marine litter and the general public's awareness of the impact litter has on the environment along the coastal village communities along the west coast of Cameroon (Isobe, Idenau, Etissah, Batoke,Bakingli)
Each year, at least 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans, the equivalent of a full garbage truck every minute. Between 60 and 90% of the litter that accumulates on shorelines, the sea surface and the sea floor is made up of plastic, the most common items being cigarette butts, bags, remains of fishing gear, and food and beverage containers.
The consequences are severe: marine litter harms over 600 marine species (15% of which are endangered), it impacts on coastal economies, and can enter the human food chain through fish consumption. In the last 20 years, the proliferation of microbeads and single-use plastics has made the problem even more pressing.
Land-based sources of pollution have a major impact on planetary health and on the oceans, evidenced by the development of a Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities (GPA). Growing populations, increasingly intensive and large-scale agriculture, and booming urbanization mean a growing amount of wastewater discharge into aquatic ecosystems and nutrient runoff to waterways. Together, these lead to eutrophication, toxic algae blooms, greater incidence of water-borne disease, lowered resilience of ecosystems to environmental change, and harm to species, including humans.