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Climate

Change 101

Climate change clearly has severe consequences for environmental and human well-being, but economic status, race, gender, age and other characteristics can all influence the extent to which a person or community is affected. For instance, women and children are especially susceptible.

Additionally, impoverished populations are likely to suffer more than those with greater economic stability, as they do not have the proper resources to respond to the repercussions. The fact that these groups played the smallest roles in causing climate change only heightens the injustice of the disparity.

How Are the Problems Being Addressed?

Every day, governments, groups, and individuals work to combat the threats of climate change and safeguard our planet's future. Below are several national and international examples of inspiring initiatives. Click on the headings to visit webpages with more information.

  • The Paris Accord

    • ​The Paris Accord, formed on December 12, 2015, is an international agreement to limit global warming to under 2 degrees Celcius, preferably to 1.5 degrees, and to assist nations in coping with the effects of climate change. On June 1st, 2017, President Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the agreement, which would make the U.S., Syria, and Nicaragua the only countries who do not take part in the accord.

  • C40

    • ​C40 is an alliance of 96 cities around the world that are working together to address climate change and promote the health and economic well-being of their populations. Together, these cities account for over 650 million and people and 25 percent of the global GDP. Various networks facilitate collaboration on a range of areas including building efficiency, food systems, and mass transit.

  • We Are Still In 

    • ​After President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Accord, the We Are Still in Movement was created in order to foster the continuation of efforts to meet the goals of the agreement. Businesses, mayors, governors, universities, and other groups form a membership of over 2,700, ranging all states and constituting an economic value of $6.2 million.

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