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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