A local community of young professionals creating a better world for the current and future generations through local and global actions.
Our mission is to advance the involvement of children, youth, women and communities in the protection of the environment and the promotion of economic and sustainable development.
Climate change is an urgent threat to humanity that demands swift, collective and decisive action.
Climate impacts are being felt all around the world and on track to get much worse. From fires, droughts, floods, heat waves, extreme weather events, sea-level rise, novel diseases, and shrinking freshwater supplies, the impact of climate change is much felt now than ever before.
All of the Earth’s species work together to survive and maintain their ecosystems
Biological resources provide for at least 40% of the world’s economy and 80% of the needs of the poor. Meanwhile, the world continue to suffer from biodiversity loss as a result of threats associated with loss, fragmentation and degradation of habitat, unsustainable use of natural resources, climate change, the spread of invasive species and many more.
Sustainable energy for all is a fundamental ingredient in human life.
There is no industrial, agricultural, health, domestic, or any other sort of process that does not require a degree of external energy. Therefore, energy is the driving force towards economic and social development.
Food and Agriculture
Food security is a universal goal to ensure that “all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences to live an active and healthy life” (FAO,2001).
Nearly 27.4% of Africa’s population is currently food insecure. The continent is vulnerable to hunger because 65% of its labour force is involved in agriculture which is predominantly rain-fed.
The increasingly global interdependence calls for collective actions to address global environmental challenges.
Collective and decisive actions are thus required to address the increasing dangers of permanent environmental damage resulting from greenhouse gases (especially C02) leading to global warming, the inexorable loss of biodiversity resulting in part from the destruction of tropical rain forests, and the worsening poverty and economic crisis.
Climate finance is central to achieving low-carbon, climate resilience development in developing countries.
Developing countries are the most vulnerable to climate change and yet have limited resources to ensure an effective response. Developing countries require support in their efforts towards climate compatible development through the use of climate finance, both public and private. Particular areas of need are mitigation, adaption, technology transfer, and capacity building.
The ocean is fundamental to our existence on the planet.
Oceans cover 72% of the surface of our blue planet and constitute more than 95% of the biosphere. Life originated in the oceans and they continue to support all life today by generating oxygen, absorbing carbon dioxide, recycling nutrients and regulating global climate and temperature.
Chemicals and Waste
Toxic chemicals are found in all ecosystems on Earth. It affects biodiversity, agricultural production, water quality, and human health.
Over 100 million man-made chemicals and chemical formulations are used in every sector of the industrial economy. Many chemicals, such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and mercury travel over large distances through air, water currents and in migratory species. Some POPs can remain in the human body for more than 50 years.
As HATOF, and as individual experts, we undertake consultancy services in the field of energy, environment, climate change, climate finance, and communication.