Reducing the impacts of globalisation

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  • Reducing the Impacts of Globalisation
    • Kyoto Protocol
      • Globalisation has increased the demand for energy - more fossil fuels being used to meet this demand, producing loads of C02 and adding to Global warming.
        • International community is working together to reduce the amount of CO2 they produce because the problem affects everyone.
          • The Kyoto protocol is an international agreement that has been signed by most countries in the world to cut emissions of CO2 and other gases by 2012. Each country is set an emissions target e.g. the UK 12.5% by 2012.
            • Carbon credits trading scheme - countries under emissions target get carbon credits which they can sell to countries that aren't meeting theirs, so get rewarded for low emissions. Countries can earn carbon credits by helping poor countries to reduce their emissions, meaning poorer countries can reduce their emissions more quickly.
    • Globalisation has increased the emissions of gases that cause pollution like acid rain. International agreements to reduce pollution such as the Gothenburg protocol. Sets emissions targets for European countries and the US. Cut harmful emissions by 2010 to reduce acid rain and other pollution.
    • Recycling reduces waste created by globalisation: access to more products at lower prices so can afford to be more wasteful, throwing away damaged clothes instead of repairing them. Things that are thrown away get taken to landfill sites so the amount of waste has inc with globalisation. One way to reduce this impact is to recycle into new products.
    • Buying local
      • Eat more locally produced food-buying local reduces food miles, supports local farmers and businesses, only buy local put people in poorer countries out of jobs.


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