One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change. Climate change refers to the rise in average surface temperatures on Earth.
An overwhelming scientific consensus maintains that climate change is due primarily to the human use of fossil fuels, which releases carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the air. The gases trap heat within the atmosphere, which can have a range of effects on ecosystems, including rising sea levels, severe weather events, and droughts that render landscapes more susceptible to wildfires. Rising sea levels due to the melting of the polar ice caps (again, caused by climate change) contribute to greater storm damage; warming ocean temperatures are associated with stronger and more frequent storms; additional rainfall, particularly during severe weather events, leads to flooding and other damage; an increase in the incidence and severity of wildfires threatens habitats, homes, and lives; and heat waves contribute to human deaths and other consequences.
Sustainable Development Goal 13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.As a community based NGO we intend to participate environmental programs such as land care, tree planting, energy efficient lighting to replace less efficient street lights, beach sanitation etc.