Monday, December 15, 2014
Tackling greenhouse gas emissions – an urgent issue of our time
December 2014 began with world leaders and environmental experts from over 190 countries gathering in Lima, Peru, deliberating on measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thereby addressing one of the most urgent needs of our time, climate change.
A landmark event, the 20th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) called on countries present at the occasion to set up national commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Conference also set the foundation for a new climate action agreement which will be finalized in 2015 in Paris. The new climate action agreement will come into operation in 2020 setting limits to reduce overall global emissions that will keep the earth’s temperatures within a safe range. In addition, the Lima conference also highlighted the need to address deforestation to combat climate change, with countries pledging to plant 20 million hectares of trees.
The earth’s rising temperatures, most often brought about by the release of greenhouse gasses resulting from various activities such as deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels, continue to pose a threat to people’s daily lives. It also hinders development and harms the environment around us. Not only that, climate change also poses a challenge to the future generations to survive on this planet.
We at CoirGreen are committed to protecting the environment not just for the current generation but also for the future of this world. With that at the heart of everything we do, the products we supply are natural, environmentally-friendly and 100% biodegradable. While ensuring high quality of the products, we spend a lot of time making sure our products or actions have minimum harm on the environment. We also promote sustainable lifestyles and practices.