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Behavioural Practices and Climate Change Awareness in Ado Odo/Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria: Implications for Communication and Development Agenda

Olusola, K. O and Ajiboye, Esther and Kayode-Adedeji, Tolulope (2015) Behavioural Practices and Climate Change Awareness in Ado Odo/Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria: Implications for Communication and Development Agenda. In: International Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI) 2015: Social and Economic Models for Development Track, African Leadership Development Centre, Covenant University Canaanland, Ota Ogun State, Nigeria.

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Abstract

The Earth's climate pattern has faced its greatest alteration in recent times. The burning of fossils fuels and clearing of land has resulted in the highest levels of greenhouse pollution in our atmosphere, global warming which has led to destruction of lives and property world over. This challenge call for drastic reduction in the amount of pollution we create. It is against this background that this study investigates the practices surrounding climate change and its awareness in Ota local government of Ogun State. Through survey, interview and observation, 970 residents of the local government were be interrogated, as well as key opinion leaders The findings show the current behaviour surrounding climate change in Ota includes burning of waste and bush, indiscriminate disposal of waste, and the use of kerosene, fire wood and coal for domestic purposes, among others. The study recommends urgent communication intervention and the use of television for climate change awareness effective campaign for behaviour modification.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change, Behaviour, Communication, Development.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2015 21:14
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2015 21:14
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/5286

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