Environmental education engages students and raises achievement in science, math, language arts, and social studies. It also prepares them for the growing green workforce, provides service learning opportunities with the greater community, and creates a new generation of environmental stewards.
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 billions of tons of carbon dioxide over the next 20 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.
CADEF oparate a yearly project call Green School which promote environmental conservation education in schools, and local communities in Cameroon by establishing environmental clubs liaison with school administration in primary and secondary schools in Cameroon. Green School Project (GS) promotes climate change education in schools and local communities in the West Coast of Cameroon. Burning and clearing forests emits about 18% of the greenhouse gases that cause climate change. Protecting and restoring forests is an essential response to climate change.
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, 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.