What is the issue?
Global warming, also referred to as climate change, is the rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects. Multiple lines of scientific evidence show that the climate system is warming. The effects of global warming can be can be catastrophic to the world as we know it. What are the Impacts on society? Global warming can impact the society in many ways, some of the ways it can affect society are through change of temperatures, sea levels rising, Some of the changes that I would want to see are things like companies beginning to show that they are trying to stop polluting into the environment by trying to cut down on the number of greenhouse gases that they emit. This issue is very important for us to look at since if we do not change the number of greenhouse gases that we are emitting than the world will start to become trash.
The earth is like a human body if we take good care of our body than we will feel better but if we treat our body like trash than we will start to feel like trash. Issue BackgroundThe problem is happening everywhere we look since this will affect all parts of the world from the middle of Africa to Antarctica. The people involved in global warming is everyone since everyone can help to stop global warming. On the other hand, a lot of people neglect the effects of global warming and do not care to try and help stop polluting the environment. There are many major concerns that are associated with global warming, some of them are Efforts to address climate change Canada continues to work with its global partners to address climate change. For example, Canada played an active and positive role in negotiating the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Canada also participates in other international organizations and initiatives that are helping to reduce global GHG emissions. For example, Canada is a founding partner and major financial contributor to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), an international, voluntary initiative aimed at reducing short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) such as black carbon. Since 2012, the CCAC has launched 11 sector-based and cross-cutting initiatives to reduce SLCP emissions in the near term, including reducing black carbon emissions from heavy-duty diesel vehicles and engines and mitigating SLCPs from the municipal solid waste sector. In 2015, the federal government contributed $35 million to reduce SLCPs, of which $25 million will help to reduce SLCPs through mitigation actions with key partner countries, including through projects to reduce black carbon emissions to benefit the Arctic. Canada chaired the Arctic Council in 2013–2015. Under Canada’s chairmanship, the Arctic Council took action on SLCPs through the Task Force for Action on Black Carbon and Methane.
The Task Force secured an agreement by Arctic States and the participating Observer States to take enhanced, ambitious, national and collective action to accelerate the decline in overall black carbon emissions and significantly reduce overall methane emissions. One way in which Canada helps to advance global efforts to address climate change is by supporting mitigation and adaptation in developing countries, including through climate finance.
For example: In 2014, Canada pledged $300 million to the Green Climate Fund, a global fund that provides support to developing countries to reduce their GHG emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change. This funding builds on Canada’s previous investment of $1.2 billion under the Fast-Start Financing Initiative that has supported adaptation, clean energy, and sustainable forestry and agriculture projects in more than 65 developing countries to date. In 2015, Canada committed to contributing $150 million to the G7 African Renewable Energy Initiative, a plan to bring 10 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to the continent by 2020 and scale that up to 300 GW by 2030.
Improving access to affordable energy services can play an important role in relieving poverty and tackling climate change. Also in 2015, the federal government pledged a contribution of $50 million to the G7 Initiative on Climate Risk Insurance to help people in developing countries protect themselves against the economic consequences of more intense and increasingly frequent natural catastrophes like severe flooding, droughts or heavy storms. Canada also participates in the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility. Since its inception in 2007, the Facility has made 13 payouts totaling approximately US$38 million to 8 member governments for hurricanes, earthquakes, and excess rainfall.