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CHANGE THE LAW, NOT THE STRAW – CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLIMATE REALITY

CHANGE THE LAW, NOT THE STRAW

Official Climate Statement of the Global Climate Director

The NEXUS Exchange Ltd

 

Climate change is here, and it’s affecting us all now!




According to a Europe-based non-profit DARA, some 400,000 people die each year due to
factors influenced by changing climate patterns. Even more alarming is knowing that
“humanity has only 12 years left to limit the impending climate change catastrophe”
according to the United Nations.
Climate change is not just an environmental challenge; it does as well pose threats to the
economy, public health, and even peace and security. Stronger typhoons, longer periods
of drought, rising sea levels, social unrest and disorder, and the proliferation of air-borne
diseases—these are just some of the staggering effects of climate disruption.

Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Christiana Figueres, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon, Foreign Affairs Minister and President-designate of COP21 Laurent Fabius , and France’s President Francois Hollande raise hands together after adoption of a historic global warming pact at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on Dec. 12, 2015.Anadolu Agency—Getty Images

Climate action goes way beyond using metal straws.

We have seen efforts from nation states all around the world to address the climate crisis by reducing our carbon emissions globally. In December 2015, 175 member-parties signed the Paris Agreement—a binding document aiming to limit the global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

But while the historic global pact served as a major win especially for developing countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, we still have to do so much more to save our planet from an imminent environmental collapse.

 

Youth arise globally to combat climate change and save our one young world.

Now more than ever, the youth need to step up their level of participation and increase their sense of social responsibility. Young people play an instrumental role in pressuring our governments to prioritize climate mitigation and adaptation programs and have them reflected in our policies and legislative measures. We need to influence the ongoing climate discussions and set the direction of the global climate agenda.

We have to change the law, not just the straw.

 

Roy Joseph R. Roberto

Global Climate Director, Nexus Exchange Ltd

 

 

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