Essay on Vivek

851 Words Jan 28th, 2012 4 Pages
Climate change is one of the most critical global challenges of our times. Recent events have emphatically demonstrated our growing vulnerability to climate change. Climate change impacts will range from affecting agriculture - further endangering food security - to sea-level rise and the accelerated erosion of coastal zones, increasing intensity of natural disasters, species extinction, and the spread of vector-borne diseases. [1] This issue is of immense importance for every global citizen. That is why it requires an initiative against it globally. Fortunately, a few of the global initiatives to prevent climate change are started by various sectors. The United Nations
Environment Programme
(UNEP) stimulates worldwide
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2008, World Health Day focuses on the need to protect health from the adverse effects of climate change. The theme "Protecting Health from
Climate Change" puts health at the center of the global dialog about climate change. WHO selected this theme in recognition that climate change is posing ever- growing threats to global public health safety. Through increased collaboration, the global community will be better prepared to cope with climate-related health challenges worldwide. [5] Other global initiatives include: on October 29, 2007, leaders of more than 15 governments met in Lisbon, Portugal to launch the establishment of the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP).
Climate change is a global problem that requires global solutions. ICAP was formed to contribute to the establishment of a well- functioning global cap and trade carbon market. ICAP provides the opportunity for member countries and regions to share best practices and learn from each other's experiences. [6] Since the severe land and forest fires and the transboundary haze pollution incidents of
1997-1998, ASEAN has taken many initiatives and actions on-the-ground to address land and forest fires and the resulting transboundary haze pollution. ASEAN Member
Countries, guided by the
ASEAN Agreement on
Transboundary Haze Pollution, activated bilateral and regional mechanisms to facilitate the

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