UN SDG Target 13.2.1 & Target Action Plan #25

Decrease The Rate and Degree of Climate Change and Mitigate its Adverse Effects

(Updated June 6, 2016)

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25.1     Introduction

This plan outlines actions required to decrease the rate and degree of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects that will also help provide the necessities and needs of life and meaningful work/jobs at living wages



25.1     Introduction


25.2     Purpose


25.3     Objectives


25.4     Actions:


25.4.1 As rapidly as possible, put everyone to work at living wages all over the world with up-front funding and various donations according to their skills and conditions.


25.5     Background


25.2     Purpose

This plan outlines actions to develop and implement/install clean, renewable energy sources and energy conservation measures


25.3     Objectives

The objectives of this plan include to outlines actions required to:


25.3.1    Decrease the rate and degree of climate change and mitigate its adverse effects


25.3.2    Help provide the necessities and needs of life


25.3.3    Help provide meaningful work/jobs at living wages


25.4    Actions:


25.4.1    As rapidly as possible, put everyone to work at living wages all over the world with up-front funding and various donations according to their skills and conditions. With local people doing most of the work using extensive donations of expertise, food, materials and up-front funding from governments, individual corporations and NGOs will combat climate change while produce all the needs and necessities of life for everyone by implementing the following Targets and TAPs until the people are self sufficient: Nutritious Food                  Target 2.1 & TAP #2 Safe Water                        Target 6.1 & TAP #42 Decent Housing                Target 11.1 & TAP # 6 Sanitation Systems           Target 6.2 & TAP #43 Clean Energy                    Targets 7.1, 7.2 & TAP #44 Universal Healthcare         Target 3.8 & TAP #3 Lifetime Education            Targets 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 & TAP # 5 Modern Transport            Target 11.2 & TAP #7  Internet Access             Target 9.C.1 & TAP # 10  Repaired, Modernized   

                     Infrastructure                 Target 9.1, 9.4, 9.a.1 & TAP # 9  Plant vegetables, beans, rice, fruits, berries, herbs, peanuts, bushes, vines, trees, foliage, etc. (This will both provide nutritious food and decrease atmospheric carbon dioxide)  Install solar panels, windmills, insulation, energy efficient appliance, train/maglev transport systems, repair and modernize infrastructure etc.  Reduce and ultimately end the need for fossil fuels

Within a few months everyone will be self-sufficient and the need for up-front funding and donations will phase out...Within a few years global warming will be solved


25.5    Background

There are several hundred worthy sources for accessing the data on climate change, starting with the UNEP: http://www.unep.org/publications/ebooks/slcf/.

Reducing short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) - black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone and some hydro fluorocarbons - will not replace needed reductions of CO2, but they will help slow near-term global warming, lessen regional climate change impacts, and reduce public health risks and crop damage caused by air pollution. Reducing the risks of air pollution is an especially important consideration since it shows that action on short lived climate pollutants would lower a major health barrier to sustainable development. Science is now pointing the way to the most effective measures for reducing these pollutants at the national, regional and global scales.

The objective of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (founded in 2012) is to enhance global, regional, and national public and private efforts to substantially reduce SLCPs by:

   - Raising awareness of short lived climate pollutant impacts and mitigation strategies.

   -   Enhancing and developing new national and regional actions, including by identifying and overcoming barriers, enhancing capacity, and mobilizing support.

   - Promoting best practices and showcasing successful efforts.

   -   Improving understanding of the science of SLCPs, as well as their impacts and mitigation strategies

According to the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF):

“The most respected scientific bodies have stated unequivocally that global warming is occurring, and people are causing it by burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests.

“This conclusion is shared by the national science academies of developed and developing countries (read the statement [PDF]), plus many other organizations, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was established by the United Nations and the World Meteorological Organization to provide the world with "a clear scientific view" on climate change.

“The only real debate is about how fast warming will occur, and how much damage will be done, as a result of human activities that produce heat-trapping CO2 and other greenhouse-gas emissions.”

Peer review ensures sound science

“Climate scientists, like all scientists, are professional skeptics. They welcome — in fact, rely upon — rigorous challenges to their work from colleagues. Through this process of peer review and independent verification, scientists critique and double- (and triple- and quadruple-) check each others work.

“This can lead to debate and controversy, but over time, solid research is validated, errors are discarded, and a body of reliable facts is created. In addition, science advances by focusing on what is not yet known. In the case of climate change, for example, there is an extremely good general understanding of the phenomenon, but many details are not yet understood. These gaps in the research, as they come to light, are systematically tackled by the scientific community.

“In this context, the kind of material used by climate-change skeptics to cast doubt on global warming — whether it be a handful of emails stolen from an East Anglian research facility or a few errors in an IPCC report — are meaningless. The mountain of climate data assembled over decades by the scientific community as a whole is irrefutable. The records collected and analyzed by independent scientists from many disciplines and thousands of locations, paint a consistent, verifiable picture of a rapidly warming world.”