Climate Targets For the Future – A Healthy and Clean Environment for All!
The Paris Agreement made forward the efforts of world leaders to set ambitious climate targets and move our country towards renewable sources of energy. The objectives go to lowering greenhouse gas emissions, stabilizing the environment, and developing green technologies for the future. The targets were included in the pre Kyoto Protocol agreement, which was negotiated and signed in 1997. The Kyoto Protocol set greenhouse gas emission reduction as one of the steps towards fulfilling the Paris Agreement’s goals.
Among the major contributors to climate change are carbon dioxide released from the burning of fossil fuels. Greenhouse gases, or carbon dioxide, trap heat in the atmosphere, so that the planet is forced to go through climate changes known as climate change. Without intervention, it is estimated that by the end of this century, global temperature will rise by approximately two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The Paris Agreement marks a significant step forward in the fight against climate change. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution around 18 hurdler, industrialization has expanded the scope of carbon emissions.
The Paris Agreement seeks to decrease the size of the carbon dioxide emissions of the world’s largest contributors to climate change. At the current rate of increase, this will occur at the rate of more than twelve billion tons of carbon dioxide added to the atmosphere in the next twenty years. The primary goal of these targets is to limit greenhouse gas emissions and prevent global warming. The targets also call for a reduction of carbon emissions to make up for the increase in greenhouse gas emissions. These national greenhouse gas emissions should come down to less than 2021 levels by the year 2030.
The Paris Agreement also promises to phase out fossil fuel use by the world’s most developed countries to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The United States is one of the world’s biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for about 18% of the carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere. By the year 2030, the United States should have largely closed its greenhouse gas emissions. Developing nations like India and China are encouraged to join the process since the world cannot keep using non-renewable resources.
It is hoped that by reducing carbon emissions the world will be able to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels. This in turn will help the economy to recover from recession. The increased use of renewable sources of energy including geothermal and solar power can potentially create millions of jobs.
The key to achieving these ambitious targets is to start at the national level. Each nation must commit itself to the Paris Agreement and each country must set its own individual target on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In order for these targets to be achieved, the global community will need to act quickly and we call on all developed nations to join the process. The time is now to make our voice heard, act now for a healthy future for us all. Let’s make our world green, let’s make our future green.