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Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions



Climate Change: Impacts and Solutions

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NT Youth Round Table


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


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

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Northern Territory Government

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NT Youth Round Table newsletter


Newsletter January 2014

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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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