International Climate Policy
International climate policy is a critical issue as it represents one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Climate change is the result of decades of global economic growth and overconsumption, which have led to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions and the depletion of natural resources. We have long recognized the importance of addressing climate change and have been at the forefront of advocating for urgent action to protect the planet and its inhabitants.
The history of international climate policy dates back to the 1990s, with the creation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992. The UNFCCC is a global treaty that aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere and prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system. Since then, the international community has convened a series of conferences to negotiate and implement climate policies, most notably the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Despite these efforts, progress on international climate policy has been slow and inadequate. The Paris Agreement, while a significant step forward, falls far short of the ambitious targets needed to limit global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius. The failure to take decisive action on climate change is the result of a combination of factors, including corporate greed, political corruption, and a lack of political will.
At Movement for Social Change, we believe that urgent and transformative action is needed to address the climate crisis. This includes policies that prioritize a just transition away from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy, as well as policies that promote sustainable land use and protect natural resources. We also support initiatives that promote climate justice and prioritize the needs and voices of marginalized communities, who are often disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change.
To achieve these goals, we advocate for urgent political action at the national and international level, as well as grassroots organizing and mobilization. We also recognize the importance of global solidarity and cooperation, and support initiatives that promote cross-border collaboration and knowledge-sharing. With bold and decisive action, we believe that a just and sustainable future is possible for all.