Are you concerned about climate change and its impact on our planet? Do you wonder why is climate change important or if there is anything you can do to make a difference? Rather than feeling overwhelmed and powerless in the face of rising temperatures and their potentially catastrophic consequences, find out what is actually happening and how you can play a part in safeguarding our world for generations to come in these free online environmental courses.
The global response to the consequences of climate change is spearheaded by the secretariat behind the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the 2015 Paris Agreement and the 2021 Glasgow Climate Pact. It aims to turn the 2020s into a decade of climate action and support, stabilizing greenhouse gas concentrations “at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system, in a time frame which allows ecosystems to adapt naturally and enables sustainable development.”
The Secretariat’s ACE (Action for Climate Empowerment) wants to empower all members of society to engage in climate action, through education, training, public awareness, public participation, public access to information, and international cooperation on these issues. “Everyone, including and perhaps especially the young, must understand and participate in the transition to a low-emission, climate-resilient world. Sustainable lifestyles, sustainable patterns of consumption and production, are fundamental to reducing greenhouse emissions and enhancing resilience to the inevitable effects of climate change,” states UNFCCC.
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