Pollution in Asia is black and dirty. The black you see in this picture is soot from fossil fuel burning vehicles. They spew without any pollution control. The pollution index is 50. In Western cities, people go home when the index hits ten. Here, people walk around wearing cheap N4 surgical masks hoping they work. They don’t. A gas mask is needed.
Women’s message to leaders: “Come to the UN global conference on climate change, 23 September, with an action plan, or we’ll get better leaders.”
The United Nations has released another alarming warning on Climate Change. The media is bubbling over it as if it was new.
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The UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling on all world leaders to come to New York on 23 September with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next ten years, and to net zero emissions by 2050.
Where is the water going? Skies are not blue when the air we breathe is black. Find out more on 23 September in NYC.
On 23 September, leaders must discuss and come back prepared to initiate solutions, or don’t come back and we’ll get better leaders.
Energy Transition: accelerating the shift away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy, as well as making significant gains in energy efficiency;
Industry Transition: transforming industries such as Oil and Gas, Steel, Cement, Chemicals and Information Technology;
Nature-Based Solutions: Reducing emissions, increasing sink capacity and enhancing resilience within and across forestry, agriculture, oceans and food systems, including through biodiversity conservation, leveraging supply chains and technology;
Cities and Local Action: Advancing mitigation and resilience at urban and local levels, with a focus on new commitments on low-emission buildings, mass transport and urban infrastructure; and resilience for the urban poor;
Resilience and Adaptation: advancing global efforts to address and manage the impacts and risks of climate change, particularly in those communities and nations most vulnerable.
Methods up for discussion:
Mitigation Strategy: to generate momentum for ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term strategies to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Youth Engagement and Public Mobilization: To mobilize people worldwide to take action on climate change and ensure that young people are integrated and represented across all aspects of the Summit, including the six transformational areas.
Social and Political Drivers: to advance commitments in areas that affect people’s well-being, such as reducing air pollution, generating decent jobs, and strengthening climate adaptation strategies and protect workers and vulnerable groups.
The Women’s message to leaders is, “Come to the UN global conference on climate change, 23 September, with an action plan or we’ll get better leaders”
Skies are not blue when the air we breathe is black. Photo Credit: Melissa Hemingway FPMag