France's International action on climate change
The need for a collective action
More than 8,000 scientists worldwide, brought together
on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), are of this opinion. If current world trends
continue, in two generations we will have crossed the
dangerous global warming threshold of 2°C as compared
to the pre-industrial era.
The effects of climate change are already being felt
on every continent, particularly to the detriment of
the poorest and most vulnerable populations. Human
activity is one of the causes of this change.
Water, agriculture, energy, biodiversity and health are
all affected by climate change, which thereby threatens
sustained international growth, as well as economic
and social development, and ultimately undermines the
efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals. It
has become a destabilizing factor and a challenge to
collective security. Conflicts around natural resources, migration due to lack of access to water and land are aggravating social tensions and undermining political stability.
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