Monday, June 17, 2013

The United Nations gathers to discuss dismal state of environment, energy, & world economy

This month, environmental experts assembled at the United Nations to debate and discuss the effects of climate change, sustainable energy development, and strategies for stimulating the global economy.

According to General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, “the fundamental challenge of our time is [ending] extreme poverty in this generation and significantly narrowing the global gap between rich and poor without ruing the environmental basis for our survival.”

The ‘meeting of the minds’ included UN officials, a number of European energy Ministers, as well as the likes of Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Colombia University’s Earth Institute.
“We need to embrace the path to sustainability,” says Jeremic. “[And craft] a new global partnership in which no nation is left behind, and no country opts out.”

Still refuse to believe that mankind has played a role in climate change? Well, did you know that the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is above 400 parts per million for the first time in over THREE MILLION YEARS!?

In order to combat the cataclysmic fate that awaits, Jeremic claims we need to “de-couple economic growth from our dependence on carbon-based energy systems, which currently provide 80 percent of our primary power needs. We need more energy, not less, to end poverty and raise global living standards. But that power must be low carbon, if we are to remain within planetary boundaries. New technologies are required in order to remake the energy delivery systems so that by mid-century, they produce perhaps three times today’s output, but with less than half of the emissions.”

At last year’s UN assembly on Sustainable Development, a handful of countries pledged to enact social, economic, and environmental change through revamped legislation. While carbon capping has proved mildly successful, other measures have yet to be impactful.

“We have the tools to save the planet from human-induced environmental devastation,” says Jeremic. “What we lack, however, is a fundamental commitment to use them in coherent ways, as well as a full appreciation of how little time we have left before it gets too late.”

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Truly Yours,Ana

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