Global Efforts Toward Climate Change ControlBy Toby Tunwase
Climate change is one of the cardinal issues that affect the world today. It has been the subject of several summits, conferences, and resolutions by world leaders throughout recent years. This issue has also attracted many activists, such as Greta Thunberg, who spend their lives fighting to ensure that governments stay on top of the growing situation.
A couple of initiatives and efforts have originated from international organizations and world leaders over the years. They have received attention from around the world and deserve even more awareness, which is why we decided to highlight some of the most important ones.
- Worldwide Awareness
Organizations and governments are actively putting together several awareness initiatives. A prominent example is World Environment Day that occurs every year on the 5th of June by the United Nations. The day is a special occasion where several slogans and themes are used to create public consciousness of care for the environment and the effects of climate change. Other organizations like the WHO hold events centered around climate change to ensure that more people take responsibility for the problem.
- International Agreements
World leaders have also jointly agreed to fight climate change and its effects through economic practices and other such methods. One example is the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP), where leaders from over 15 countries put a structure to ensure that they learn and share information from each other about best practices and protocols to address climate change, the global cap, and trade carbon market. Another example is the Kyoto Protocol which aims to reduce the emission levels of greenhouse gases.
Lastly, there is an emphasis on the everyday choices that individuals make that count towards fighting climate change, even in their little ways such as recycling and making more conscious decisions.