SDG 13 – Climate Action: How We Are Taking Action Now

Our planet is warming at an alarming rate and this argument is supported by scientific evidence: The amount of CO2 atmospheric, the main greenhouse gas responsible for more than two-thirds of global warming, is currently at its highest recorded level.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) consistently emphasizes that human activities have caused the warming of the atmosphere, oceans, and land, resulting in widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, and biosphere.

To urgently address the climate crisis, targeted actions that yield tangible benefits and minimize trade-offs across multiple fronts are crucial for successfully combating climate change.

Today, we will explore the universe of the Sustainable Development Goals, the world’s plan for achieving sustainability and resilience for both people and the planet, is closely intertwined with efforts to address climate change.

But what exactly are the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the 17 Global Goals, were developed by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

The 17 SDGs are interconnected, recognizing that actions taken in one area will impact outcomes in others, and that development must incorporate social, economic, and environmental sustainability.

Each goal includes specific targets, making them tangible and measurable through indicators that help us track progress.

One of these goals, SDG 13 – Climate Action, is important for our Group: Sustainable Carbon and Ecológica Earth, where we concentrate our efforts, actions, and measures to combat climate change and its negative impacts.

In this context, we’re working together, aiming above all to create an environmentally sound, socially just, and economically balanced legacy across the globe.

Why does the Sustainable Development Goal 13 – Climate Action matter?

TAKE URGENT ACTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPACTS

The SDG13 focuses on “Climate Action” and is underpinned by education and actions aimed at fulfilling climate commitments. For example, community initiatives and personal choices can influence extreme weather events such as floods and droughts, which are increasingly threatening the Earth.

According to the United Nations, climate scientists have already demonstrated that human activities have been responsible for global warming over the past 200 years.

Activities such as the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, forest loss, and agricultural and livestock practices involving the use of fertilizers and other chemicals have been the primary drivers of climate change.

To limit global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels (Paris Agreement), emissions should already be in decline and need to be nearly halved by 2030.

To achieve the purpose of the SDGs by 2030, SDG 13 has five specific targets:

Target 13.1 Target 13.2 Target 13.3 Target 13.A Target 13.B

Decarbonization of the economy is essential to cease climate change, and this can only be achieved through a diverse range of climate solutions. 

All the solutions developed and designed by Sustainable Carbon and Ecológica Earth are aligned with SDG13 and make a significant contribution to mitigating climate change through sustainable solutions and innovations.

Whether it be protecting vital ecosystems, promoting renewable energies, or implementing low-carbon technologies, we are committed to making a difference for the planet. 

Our Contribution to SDG 13: Climate Action

In our Group, we are managing over 47 climate solution projects. Our nature-based projects are planning to reduce more than 262.526,573 tCO2e over 30 years, and our renewable energy projects, only in 2022 and 2023 avoided the emissions of more than 1.000,000 tCO2e.

Encompassing nearly all the Brazilian biomes, such as Caatinga, Cerrado, Atlantic Forest, and the Amazon, we also foster sustainable development and carbon mitigation beyond Brazilian boundaries.

Our efforts also led to other countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa, Colombia, and Paraguay, where our efforts contribute to reducing climate change on a truly global scale.

This carbon emission curbing is achieved through projects involving the transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable and renewable alternatives, restoration, and conservation of forests, and the support and involvement of all communities within the project areas.

With these actions, our aim is not only to contribute to the achievement of this global SDG but also to make a difference in transforming the present so that we can change our legacy!

Want to learn more about our projects that directly address climate change and generate positive socio-environmental impacts?

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