The multiple cities around the world are facing consequences of climate change and equally responsible for the same in one way or another way. After the Paris climate agreement, some of them have approached/adopted some new strategies implemented collective action to prevent further collateral damage.
45% of the world population has situated in cities all around the world. Not only that but they are the major consumer of more than half of the world’s energy. As of today, they are producing more than 65% carbon emission of the world. It’ll make a notable difference if these cities even start making even slightest changes in their attitude towards actions damaging the environment.
Here are some of the solutions that are discussed that cities all around the world can implement.
Awareness & Law enforcement
This is possibly the most effective option if implicated properly. Governing bodies of these cities can bring awareness in the people or more create laws protecting the climate.
It is very significant that each citizen understands the gravity of the current scenario. The government must make people realize that continuing such inattentive behavior will lead them & their future generations to a predicament.
Awareness programs can be channeled to every group of the society via adding such subjects in education courses, through advertisements, short-films. Also, corrective actions can be issued, extended, outspread in the public interest through social, religious, political leaders.
If not sufficient the law should be made against social & industrial activities exceedingly harmful to our climate.
Implement green initiatives in major carbon emission sources
Industries and different commute vehicles are the major sources of carbon contents and indeed the time has arrived now that either they are must be stopped or changed to save the climate. Likewise; give preference on using public transpiration, sharing vehicles for commute, using CNG fuel-based or electric vehicles, etc.
The same changes can be done with new technologies for those industries which are directly dumping carbon waste into the environment without neutralizing them.
Start producing/using sustainable energy resources
Energy generating resources are needed to be changed. There are various non-conventional energy sources are now available. It is to be believed that it’s likely impossible to match conventional energy sources capable of fulfilling the need of the urban cites. But on the other hand, various institutes and universities are developing technologies that can increase the efficiency of these non-conventional energy sources.
If priority given to new sustainable, eco-friendly energy resources; they can staidly & surly replace the existing climate-corrosive resources.
Smart Urban development
The population of an urban area is increasing tremendously so does the expansion. Civic bodies must take environment-friendly facets in consideration like; fertility of the land to be used in the expansion of, the green area/ gardens/ public parks where plantation can be done and protected to fulfill the deficiency of trees cut in expansion. They should adopt & promote the concept of vertical forests. The streetlight and other essential public services can be operated with solar power.
Development must neither demolish the natural habitat of any animal species nor impair species on the verge of extinction.
Ultimately it is upon people how they change their day-to-day routine to produce less toxic waste, less pollution, less rubbish. The vast amount of energy goes into producing life-essential products. For example, Plastic; reducing and reusing plastic products can save a tremendous amount of energy goes into producing it as well as the pollution can be prevented the same with the sensible utilization of paper thousands of trees can be saved.
The habit of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle of 7 billion people can significantly make a difference in our efforts towards saving our climate/ our planet/ our home.