KUALA LUMPUR: Final year students from the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) are advocating the importance of climate change in day to life and for future sustainability to current and the young generation.
Students majoring in Public Relations conducted a research, to share the personal stories of 40 Malaysian women aged 60 years and above from the B40 section of the population, on their efforts for environment conservation and sustainable living.
Deputy President of the National Council of Women’s Organisation (NCWO), Datuk Ramani Gurusamy, said that climate change has become one of the main issues in the media, thus they were working with the younger generation as they are the voices of the future.
“In 35 years if we do not take any immediate action, climate change will impact our world development by reducing the size of the world economy. Taking action in addressing climate change will be costly but it will be more costly if there is inaction.
“In conjunction with that, this project is urgent and crucial as attention will be drawn to the issue of climate change through educating and creating awareness,” she said here today in her opening remark at the ‘mStorytelling: Women’s Voices on Environment Sustainability’ forum.
Final Year Public Relations students from the Faculty of Communications & Media Studies, UiTM were in collaboration with NCWO in organising the forum.
Nur Athirah Rosli, 22, the Student Project leader from UiTM said that there was a need for more people to be aware of the climate change right now.
“Whether you like it or not, current and future generations will face difficulties with climate change. We hope that the government would take the necessary steps to develop a sustainable future for generations to come.
Meanwhile, Mohamad Aizuddin Mohamed, 22, the Forum Project leader hopes that the projects be continued for their juniors as it was a very important topic.
“Even though the process might be costly, it is nothing compared to a broken ecosystem where it would not only affect us but everything that is in it. The change needs to start now.”