Greater awareness of the environmental consequences of global warming - now widely recognised as a man-made problem - and the effects of climate change on global inequality, needs to be encouraged.
Indonesia and the EU celebrated a major milestone in the fight to end illegal logging last week. The launch of Indonesia’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance Trade Action (FLEGT) Licensing scheme means exports to the EU must be verified legal timber products. It represents the successful implementation of the provisions of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (‘VPA’) between the two, fixing standards for timber to be logged in accordance with provisions of the EU Timber Regulations (‘EUTR’).
Undeniably, it is usual for Antarctica to lose sea ice, however, the rates at which this is occurring this year is worrying and will have severe consequences for the climate in years to come.
With Donald Trump’s recent election success, there has been serious debate amongst commentators and policy makers as to what implications his presidency will have on the global quest to reduce environmental degradation.
The British Government has shown poor commitment to improving the infrastructure, pledging only £12 million in extra cash for anti-flooding. This amount is insufficient in combatting the impact of climate change and is reflective of the UK’s nonchalant attitude towards the imminent matter. The Government needs to assure both the public and the world that it is conscious and working against the risks of global warming, committing itself fully to the issue.
Last year was the deadliest year on record for climate and land right defenders, according to Global Witness. In their latest report, 185 people were killed across 16 countries for standing their ground to protect the environment. - By Michelle Arellano
Since 2008, an estimated one person has been displaced by a disaster every second, with an average of 26.4 million people displaced each year by climate or weather-related events, with many countries experiencing human mobility issues right now.
- By Michelle Arellano
Due to distorted power relations and discriminatory cultural and social norms, women will experience the effects of climate change differently. However, they also have the tools to better cope with them.
- By Michelle Arellano