Responses to Climate Change

A mindmap on the responses to climate change on a local and global scale

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  • Responses to Climate Change
    • Global Scale
      • 1992 UN  'Earth Summit' meeting
        • Many descisions made by powerful countries is response to climate change
        • First international environment treaty- aimed to stabalise GG emissions
      • 1997- 2005 Kyoto Protocol
        • Cut GG emissions by 5.2% cut down from 1990
        • National Limit of emissions
        • Carbon Credits
      • 2007 Bali Climate Change conference
        • 180 countries attended
    • Local Scale
      • Schools
        • Livesimply
          • Impact on world and sustainalility
          • Church provided resources
        • Energy efficient water and central heating systems
          • Run on wind turbines/ solar panels
      • Local Councils
        • UK national target = 15%
        • 15% of UK's carbon emissions a produced by homes
        • $ million pounds to councils to help meet goal
        • Good councils help bad councils
        • e.g. energy efficient light bulbs/ CHP scheme
      • Local Interest Groups
        • Manchester is my planet
          • pledge campaign
            • 20,000 pledgers
          • Green badge parking permit
            • 25% discount on parking permits for energy efficient cars
    • Non Governmental Organisations
      • E.g. Greenpeace
        • Fossil Fuels
        • Changing gov policies > more sustainable
      • Inefficient power stations
        • 2/3 lost through waste heat
        • Combined Heat power systems
          • Less space in which fuel is burned > less wastage
        • Renewable Resources
      • Transport
        • 22% of UK CO2 emissions
        • Low Carbon cars
        • Public transport
        • Air traffic
          • No more airports to be built
          • Increase tax > less travellers
      • Industry
        • Buy Carbon Credit
        • Reduce emissions

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