South Africa aims to limit emissions and adapt to climate change through measures included in its intended nationally determined contribution (INDC) to the Paris conference, such as: the successful national Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REI4P) decarbonised electricity by 2050.
What is being done to combat climate change?
For example, improvements to energy efficiency and vehicle fuel economy, increases in wind and solar power, biofuels from organic waste, setting a price on carbon, and protecting forests are all potent ways to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and other gases trapping heat on the planet.
What are the dangers of neglecting climate change?
Here’s what’s at stake if we don’t limit warming:
- Sea Level Rise. Sea level rise by 2100. …
- Coral Bleaching. Coral reefs at risk of severe degradation by 2100. …
- Ice-Free Arctic. Ice-free Arctic summers. …
- Heat Waves. People exposed to extreme heat waves every 5 years. …
- Flooding. Increase in flood risk. …
- Wildlife Habitat.
What are the 5 effects of climate change?
What are the effects of climate change and global warming?
- rising maximum temperatures.
- rising minimum temperatures.
- rising sea levels.
- higher ocean temperatures.
- an increase in heavy precipitation (heavy rain and hail)
- shrinking glaciers.
- thawing permafrost.
Does South Africa believe in climate change?
Like many other developing countries, South Africa is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change (Kreft, Eckstein and Melchior, 2017).
Will global warming cause extinction?
The extinction risk of climate change is the risk of species becoming extinct due to the effects of climate change. This may be contributing to Earth’s sixth major extinction, also called the Anthropocene or Holocene extinction.
How will climate change affect us?
The impacts of climate change on different sectors of society are interrelated. Drought can harm food production and human health. Flooding can lead to disease spread and damages to ecosystems and infrastructure. Human health issues can increase mortality, impact food availability, and limit worker productivity.