What is it about?

Dr. Anna Luisa Lippold, Policy Advisor for Mobility, Urban and Rural Development at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, puts forth the suggestion that the responsibility for tackling climate change is a public notion, rather than an individual effort.

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Why is it important?

The scientific consensus has never been clearer: human activities are heating up the planet while the window to limit global climate change to an acceptable level is slowly but steadily closing. Effective and far-reaching policy measures that accelerate climate action across state, sub-state and non-state actors are either missing or gain moment far too slowly. Climate change is not simply a somewhat slight inconvenience on peoples’ lives – climate change is the single biggest threat to human well-being. Climate change is not a regional challenge – climate change will increasingly hit human beings globally. In fact, climate impacts are already imposing upon humans across the planet. In light of this, it is surprising that even civil society remains largely inactive.

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This page is a summary of: Introduction and Outline, April 2020, Brill Deutschland GmbH,
DOI: 10.30965/9783957437426_002.
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