Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow.Understanding the intensity of this issue our young Delfites of class V collaborated and invited students from 18 countries across the globe to discuss how the climate change has impacted their individual countries and how do they plan to combat these changes at their level. It was indeed a very interactive session where students from India, Austria, Bangladesh, Egypt, Georgia, Haiti, Israel, Malaysia, Pakistan, Phillipines, Brazil, Russia, Sri Lanka, UAE and Vietnam collectively discussed how they can together reduce these changes to keep the mother earth cool. More than 150 students across the globe connected digitally to share their views and opinions on the Sustainable Development Goal 13 to transform our world – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
They discussed how people are experiencing the significant impacts of climate change, which include changing weather patterns, rising sea level, and more extreme weather events. The greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are driving climate change and continue to rise. They are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is projected to rise over the 21st century and is likely to surpass 3 degrees Celsius this century—with some areas of the world expected to warm even more. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.
It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level and it requires international cooperation to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy. Students across countries shared various posters on awareness regarding the issue. Watching these agents of change in action promises everyone a brighter and a greener future!