The Glasgow Climate Pact, adopted by almost 200 countries after two intense weeks of negotiations, will not radically alter the global landscape on climate change. It does provide significant advances, however. For starters, it recognizes the global climate emergency, citing recent IPCC findings. It expresses “alarm and utmost concern that human activities have caused around 1.1°C of global warming to date and that impacts are already being felt in every region.” Parties also recognize that the impacts of climate change will be much lower at a 1.5°C rise than two °C, and resolved to pursue efforts to keep to 1.5°C. The Pact significantly ramps up the call for more fantastic action and financing for adaptation. It urges developed countries to at least double their collective climate finance for adaptation in developing countries from 2019 levels by 2025 to balance adaptation and mitigation. It calls on multilateral development banks, other financial institutions, and the private sector to enhance finance mobilization to deliver the scale of resources needed to achieve climate plans.
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the production, use, and end of life of a product or service. This includes carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorinated gases (among other gases), which humans and agriculture commonly produce. Knowing your carbon footprint can help you pinpoint areas where you can make easy, small changes
Sustainability aims may involve waste avoidance, greenhouse gas decrease, determining the most effective plus productive use of existent sources (such as oil, gas, ores, and forests), and constructing energy-efficient infrastructures.
This year numerous life changes, including progressing a lot less because of the global pandemic. Road travel was 19% lower in 2020 than in 2019, and air travel fell by 68% in 2020. Even though the CO2 change cannot readily be observed, changes in the concentrations of air pollutants can be used to test the veracity of the bottom-up emission reduction estimates. A decline in NO2 has been observed globally and in several countries and cities and decreased CO2 emissions. We need to keep this trend going.
Plan of Action on Climate Change and Health In Small Island Developing States 2019 – 2023
With small island developing States (SIDS) being extremely vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change, which member states approved a WHO global plan of action on climate change and health in small island developing States in 2019 for the period 2019–2023.
13th General Programme of Work 13 (2019 – 2023)
As part of WHO’s General Programme of Work 13 (2019 – 2023), WHO contributes to global health, environment, and climate change through its strategic priority of Promoting Healthier Populations.
work plan on climate change and health 2014 – 2019
WHO’s climate change and health work plan for 2014 – 2019 prioritized climate action through four main objectives:
- Advocate and raise awareness,
- strengthen partnerships,
- enhance scientific evidence,
- strengthen the health system
Work Plan on Climate Change and Health 2008 – 2013:
WHO’s climate change and health work plan for 2014 – 2019 defined activities under the objectives of advocacy, partnerships, science and evidence, and health system strengthening. The work plan was developed on request by the Member States urging increased action