What does the acronym GHG mean?
Global warming is no longer a worry for the future. Extreme weather conditions, fires and an urgent demand for energy transition indicate we can no longer look the other way. The information the Nations can share about this is the key to save us.
In one of our latest translation projects, we analyzed the role of agriculture in the adaptation and mitigation of climate change, since food systems are accountable for 21% to 37% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Greenhouse gas remains in the atmosphere causing the climate to enable life on Earth. Without GHG, the planet is estimated to have an average temperature of 0 ºF. In Spanish, they are called gases de efecto invernadero (GEI).
Steam, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone are some of the most common greenhouse gases. However, due to the lack of environmental perspective regarding resource exploitation in developed countries, we’re currently in a process of global warming which poses a threat on life on Earth as we know it.
Deforestation, the use of machinery running on fossil fuels and other human activities multiply the presence of carbon dioxide and accelerate surface and ocean warming.
What can we do?
Even though Tradoctas is not in favor of an individualistic approach towards sustainable development, since we believe—as well as environmentalist Naomi Klein—climate change consequences can’t be addressed only with individual actions, we do believe that individual actions may be useful to raise awareness in people who may not be so interested in green policy.
You can calculate your individual carbon footprint on the ClimateHero website.
At the international level, the parties to the Paris Agreement and climate action organizations must be committed to comply with their obligations at different levels of cooperation.
At the local level, current regulations may be applied on the use of soil and fossil fuels. Countries such as Germany and the United States are investing in technologies to achieve energy transition successfully. In Argentina, environmental activism has raised its voice to claim for a Law to be passed regarding the protection of wetlands against intentional fires for zonification with commercial purposes.