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WE REPAY THE CLIMATE DEBT
Problem we face:
Global warming causing climate change
Rise of average temperature in the Earth's atmosphere by
1.01°C

since 1880
Rise of annual average sea surface temperature anomaly by
0.7°C

for the last 100 years.
Global warming
How real is it?
Deforestation
Annual global net forest loss declined by
4,7 mln ha

in the last decade. That means Earth loses a ‘Denmark of forest’ every year.
A diminish of biodiversity
Population sizes of amphibians, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles dropped by
68%

within over 4 decades.
Average number of reported events of coral reef bleaching has increased from 8 cases annually in the 1980s to
26

cases annually within the last decade.
Ice melt
Average Arctic Sea ice extent dropped by 40
40%

since 1980.
Global warming
What causes it?
Population Growth
There are
8 times

times more of us on Earth than 2 centuries ago.
Industrialization and globalization
Industrial production has grown
20 -times

times in the last century.
GHG emissions
Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 reached
418 ppm

and is almost 2 times higher than the average of Earth’s history.
Global warming
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF WE DO NOTHING ABOUT IT?
Temperature rise
0,63 ° C

Each year of human activity emits over 36 bln tonnes of CO2e. If we do not reduce GHG emissions, until 2049 we will cause global surface temperature rise by 0.63°C.

Sea level rise
1 m
Global mean sea level may rise up to 1 meters by 2100 and up to 5 metes by 2150.
Hot temperature extremes and droughts
40 times
Frequency of extreme temperature events that occurred twice per century in a climate without human influence will rise to 80 times per century. This will lead to 4 times more frequent droughts.
Climate induced migration
216 million
By 2050, more than 216 million people could move within their countries due to climate change.
Global warming
WHAT'S BEEN DONE TO PREVENT IT?
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil
1992
International climate change action boosted 30 years ago, when the 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was signed by 175 countries.
Kyoto
Japan
1997
In 1997 international agreement of Kyoto Protocol set worldwide emission reduction mechanisms of Joint Implementation and Clean Development Mechanism.
1 billion
tonnes
CDM mechanism - sum of each project's average annual reductions in developing countries exceeded 1 bln ton of CO2e. This is an equivalent of annual GHG emissions of France and Germany.
648
projects
JI Mechanism - 648 of reduction projects implemented in industrialized countries.
Since then 17 international and regional emissions trading systems have been created, covering 35 countries responsible for over 40 percent of global emissions.
Paris
France
2016
In 2016 193 countries ratified the Paris Agreement which set goals: to keep the rise of global temperature under 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to become net-zero by 2050.
97%

84%

53%

97.5 percent of UNFCCC parties have signed the Paris Agreement.
84 percent of countries have provided contributions of emissions reduction (INDC).
53 percent is the absolute emission reduction set in NDCs.
Declarations
2020 .
For the last decade the vast majority of global leading companies have decided to take action in order to reduce their carbon footprint and become net-zero emissions.
more than
60
companies
over
2000
companies
20%
In 2020 alone, more than 60 global companies declared their aligned company strategy to become net-zero in the coming decades.
Over 2000 companies worldwide have committed to become net-zero so far.
20% of the world's largest corporations have made their net-zero pledges.
There’s still much ahead...
Global warming
How you can become part of better future?
You can become a part of global climate change efforts.