When the Industrial Revolution began, human activities had drastically contributed to the concentration of GHGs in the environment playing a dominant role in warming the atmosphere. In December 2015, the Paris Agreement was reached when Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) united to combat a defining challenge in our generation. Accelerating the shift to a low carbon economy as world leaders came together to agree to work towards globally reducing the rise in temperature.
Globally we have continually exploited the earth’s resources that have now left us in an adverse position in the fight against carbon emissions and global warming. A significant amount of action is required to transform our energy systems and limit global warming. Across the world, more countries, cities, businesses, and governments are leading the transition to net-zero, setting ambitious targets as momentum continues to grow bigger and faster than ever before. Although progress is being made, collaboration needs to be accelerated and complemented by efforts required to mitigate damages and address several social and environmental challenges faced by the planet.
As the Climate Change emergency continues to accelerate, the crisis becomes more pressing, globally, we need to explore more sustainable ways of living. ‘Build Back Better’ recovery plans need to strengthen economies whilst also laying the basis to drive prosperity in the long term. Global change is required in the energy infrastructure, sectors like construction and transport will all need to take action to become carbon neutral, creating a resilient pathway for tomorrows future, today.
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