REDUCING GLOBAL WARMING

Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in thousands of years. Climate change.”

Sir David Attenborough

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. We are already experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which includes changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change, and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. 

The threats due to climate change were succinctly listed in the Special Report (SR 1.5) released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in October 2018. It clearly states that the impacts of global warming at 1.5 Degree Celsius are far greater than anticipated. A rise in average global surface temperatures of 2 Degree Celsius will be catastrophic for poor and developing nations.

As per this new report the world will experience greater sea level rise, increase in extreme weather events like floods and droughts, hotter days and heatwaves, more intense tropical cyclones and increased ocean acidification and salinity.

Clearly, the report suggests that our planet is facing some tough times ahead, unless we get our act together. Don Bosco Green Alliance realises the urgency of the matter and is committed to increasing climate action across all its members.

OBJECTIVES

To ensure the use of renewable energy and encourage energy efficiency in all member institutions

Reduce the amount of food waste generated in member institutions

Afforestation programs to promote long term establishment of carbon sinks

Reduction in Carbon Footprint of member institutions

Click on the link below to access a list of activities designed to help you achieve the objectives listed above!