Territory Stories

Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions

Details:

Title

Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions

Other title

NT Youth Round Table

Creator

Northern Territory. Department of the Chief Minister. Office of Youth Affairs

Collection

NT Youth Round Table newsletter; E-Journals; PublicationNT; NT Youth Round Table newsletter

Date

2014

Location

Darwin

Notes

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Language

English

Subject

Chief Minister's Round Table of Young Territorians; Youth Services; Youth; Periodicals

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

NT Youth Round Table newsletter

Volume

Newsletter January 2014

File type

application/pdf

ISSN

1440-2122

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/292071

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/400490

Page content

4 Abbreviations Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation CSIRO Northern Territory NT Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC Renewable Energy RE Executive Summary In this report I have outlined the reasons why we definitively need to take action to mitigate climate change, using reliable Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), university and/or government sources. Given the evidence that has been found in the sources examined, it is apparent that it is imperative, for every person who has the power to take action on climate change, to take action. There have been many papers on the possible ways to mitigate climate change on global and local scales. What the Northern Territory (NT) does in the near future will have impacts throughout the next century and beyond. It is important that the NT Government commences the process of reducing the pollution that is produced in order to increase the quality of life of future Territorians, particularly young Territorians. Reducing the NTs greenhouse gas emissions will contribute to the mitigation of climate change, but it is also recommended that the Government commission research into how the NT may adapt to climate change. This is also important if worldwide action on emissions reduction is too slow. It is recommended that the NT Government: implement a strategy to increase public science literacy on climate change. seek the advice of scientists and economists on the most efficient and appropriate ways to reduce the pollution produced and emitted by the NT; legislate a simple and long term plan for dealing with climate change both in the short and long term; and encourage businesses and corporations to increase their energy efficiency and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.


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