Why Take Climate Change Seriously?

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“FAO. Climate Change threatens our ability to achieve global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development.”


Anthropogenic climate change is altering our environment heavily through a number of factors, including the increase in ocean acidity, extreme droughts in a number of geographical locations worldwide, more rainfall in other regions – leading to a huge increase in floods even affecting current agricultural practices and crop yields, thawing permafrost in the Arctic, and overall problems with agricultural soils around the world due to a number of reasons, such as poor soil management. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) states in its updated strategy (Rome, July 2017) that we have to implement sustainable agriculture and farming techniques to ensure global food security. This alone is not enough, however, since the risks and threats of human-caused climate change expand to all our activities, and our consumption habits.

Despite of the many problems we are facing in today´s world, where climate change is the number one threat to our planet and its ecosystem, progress is being made all over the world e.g. in terms of transforming local energy systems into renewable sources, such as solar energy. The question is, whether this transformation is rapid enough to meet the goals that were set and signed in the Paris Agreement?

Watch this video presentation, published by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency – “Are we deploying renewables fast enough to stay below 2 degrees of global warming”?

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Anne-Maria Yritys

Anne-Maria Yritys is an authentic, passionate, inspired and multilingual business development manager, creative director, consultant and strategic change leader at Y.E.S. Yritys Executive Services. She is an active (online) networker and social media strategist with one of the Nordic´s largest personal LinkedIn networks. With a vast global following on Twitter, she is also Finland´s most followed business person on Twitter, and one of the country´s most active Tweeters @annemariayritys With her vast international experiences and love for sustainable development, she is a Global Citizen who values ethical leadership and responsible decision-making. She believes in advanced communication, empowerment, continuous development and higher learning leading to sustainable economic development and a sustainable future in individuals, organizations and nations across our Globe. Her mission and vision include accelerating positive change through effective change communication and leadership. She helps businesses and organizations through client/customer-oriented demands with tailored strategy consultations. She can also be booked for public speaking events. To find out more about Anne-Maria and to see how she may be of service to your business needs, please get in touch. Twitter: @annemariayritys @GCCThinkActTank @LeadingWPassion @AroundOMedia

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