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First STEP to STOP Global Warming?

Activists worldwide are working to encourage governments, corporations, and politicians take the necessary steps to stop global warming.

An agreement by almost 200 nations to curb rising greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 will be far more costly than taking action now to tackle climate change, according to a research published on Wednesday.

Quick measures to cut emissions would give a far better chance of keeping global warming within an agreed UN limit of 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times to avert more floods, heatwaves, droughts and rising sea levels.The report mentioned that greener policies, such as more efficient public transport or better-insulated buildings, would raise the chances of meeting the 2C goal.

 

Lebanese Environmental advisor Mazen Abboud said that “it became vital to approach the global warming issue of the UN Security Council as greenhouse gases are daily causing a threat to the world, following the unsuccessful successive summits in finding a framework treaty to curb it.”

He invited the Secretariat of the United Nations to refer this matter to the Security Council to take binding decisions at this level under Chapter VII, noting that "the search for a solution to the issue of global warming in the Security Council may be more effective and less time and energy consuming for the states."

Beirut

Migration to cities is increasing so much that, by 2050, the UN predicts that approximately two thirds of the world’s population will be living in cities.

ECO INITIATIVES

  • A fundraising event, entitled Think Green, will be held by Zero Waste ACT for all its business members on September, 10,2013, at WHITE, Dora.
  • The Green Mind Association invited all Green Mind Award Participants, finalists, runner ups and winners to the GREEN MIND DAY on  Jan-16-2013 in Beirut, to create a platform where interested Venture Capital and Potential Investors met with participants.
  • A green initiative launched by Ashrafieh 2020 project aims to transform Ashrafieh into a tranquil and unpolluted area.Green spaces allow residents to walk and ride bicycles.

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