Climate change is already worsening domestic and international conflicts, and governments need to take steps to ensure that it does…
Climate change is already worsening domestic and international conflicts, and governments need to take steps to ensure that it does not get worse, said the head of the Red Cross Committee.
Peter Maurer told the Guardian Australia it was already
“In many parts of the world where we work, it’s not a long commitment,” he said.
“When I made an impact, humanitarian organizations would have to attach it to their work far earlier than they expected. Think of our commitment to sub-Saharan Africa, Somalia, elsewhere in the world. I see that climate change already has had a huge impact on population movement, on the fertility of the earth. This is the boundary between pastoralists and farmers. “
Maurer, who was in Australia to talk about the changing nature of the modern conflict, said that concerns about climate change impacts in the Pacific region were “huge”.
He said changed decline patterns change the fertility of the country and population, which may have lived and lived in an area for centuries to migrate.
“It is obvious that some of the violence we observe … is directly linked to the consequences of climate change and changed rainfall patterns.”
Earlier this month, the UN Climate Panel, IPCC, gave the world only 12 years to make the drastic but necessary changes. Its report states that emissions were reduced by 45% by 2030 if heating would be limited to 1.5C.
At 1.5C, 10 million fewer people would be affected by rising sea levels, and the proportion of the world’s population was exposed to
A 2016 study, which examined three decades of data, determined that a 1C increase in temperatures in a country dependent on agriculture correlated with an increase in migration by 5% to other countries.  “When [populations] begins to migrate in large numbers, it leads to tensions between migrant communities and local communities. This is very visible in contexts like the Central African republic, like Mali and other places,” said Maurer.
He said that it was up to governments, not humanitarians, to develop the policy measures needed to address the “root causes” of climate change.
“As a humanitarian, I am used to political decisions … never [being] as fast as we hope for them, or as generous or equal, but it is encouraging that an increasing number acknowledges the importance of the issue and takes measures to reduce the impact of climate change on our habitat – the Paris agreement is an important advance, he says.
“For us, we hope that the international community will soon take the necessary steps, so by the end of the day they will not have to pay due to increased humanitarian consequences that we again see in other conflicts.”
Donald Trump said a little about the IPCC report, which had already promised to withdraw the United States from the Paris agreement. 19659002] These crazy things are difficult for everyone else, said Ola Elvestuen, Norwegian Minister for the Environment last month, but still required countries to transition from fossil fuels, embrace electric cars and stop deforestation.
The Australian government largely dismissed the IPCC report and its recommendations – which included the rapid phase of coal – as well as the basics of the Pacific Ocean nations.
Australia has no formal policy for energy or climate change, and the coalition government at one time flagged out of the Paris agreement. 19659002] MEPs and ministers claim that Australia is on track to meet emission reduction targets, despite official government figures on emissions indicating that Australia is not coming, according to current forecasts.
On Sunday, Australian treasurer rejected and former energy minister Josh Frydenberg’s proposal should prompt her government to rethink its policy. He said the government did not intend to “reduce emissions at the expense of people’s power bills”.
Anote Tong, the former president of Kiribati, was in Australia this week and advocated action.
“It’s not about the margin rising price or a reduction in the price of energy, it’s about life, it’s about the future,” he told Guardian Australia.
Maurer said there were now more people shifted than ever before and approaches 70 meters across the world. Two thirds are displaced internally, and most of those who fled would go to a neighboring country.
“At the end of the day there is no single policy that satisfactorily enables an answer to these problems, but there are several things that can be done, “he said.