About This Event
It aims at encouraging policy makers, professionals and locals from all aspects of life across the globe in taking climate action. During this week, policy makers, activists and professional staff will organize activities about climate change in the general public and also change their mind consciousness in relation to climate policy, with the participation of organization doing related work, the community and not for profit sector rather nurturing nature and making a world better livable place.
Need for action
In 2009, the international community agreed to limit global warming to no more than 20C above pre-industrial level in Copenhagen, however research has shown that 20C is too much. So 2015 in Paris the international community agreed to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.50C. Unfortunately, with the current climate policy put in play around the globe, the expected result will be around 3.2 -3.50C warming.
If we factor in the current pledges or promises governments have made, assuming they will all be met, global warming would still be likely to reach around 2.7 – 3.00C So the international community does not appear to be prepared or willing enough to take measures necessary to limit global warming to 1.50C, which is shocking given the fact that any sacrifices involved in taking those measures is overwhelmed by the catastrophes we are facing and much more likely to face if we do not; food insecurity, slower poverty reduction, more extinction of species and loss of eco systems, more climate related deaths and diseases, more climate refugees, increasing vulnerability to storm surges and more civil unrests worsened by those factors. So there’s an urgent need to treat climate change as an emergency it is and drastically reduce emissions of green house gases. There is also an urgent need to adapt to global warming that can not now be prevented. BCCW aims at engaging everyone to contribute more to ensure that those needs are met.
However, they are activities that we encourage the general public to take part for instance tree planting, cleanups.