Current global environmental risks

Abstract

The article deals with global issues that hindered the development in 2016. The main of em are large-scale forced migration and poor ecology. Possible directions for sustainable development of “green economy” are proposed. The author outlines a number of environmental risks and threats related to climate change and heat wave in particular; coastal floods; the global hydrological cycle; extreme rainfall; floods and landslides which contribute to water and energy shortages; loss of agricultural land; other social, economic and humanitarian challenges; forced migration; violent conflicts between countries and regions; water crisis; the world’s population growth; lack of food; limited economic growth; weak social cohesion. It is stressed that in order to achieve structural changes, a planetary cooperation which requires as many efforts as “a breakthrough in international relations” needs to be enhanced. Thus, a conclusion is made that the global climate policy should be carried out in three areas of transformation: power industry, urbanization, land use. It is found that the transition towards a low carbon economy and society includes: global pricing in the carbon market; promotion of renewable energy sources; sustainable urbanization; internationalization of climate and energy policy; breakthrough in international cooperation.

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Iryna Zvarych

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Iryna Zvarych (2016). Current global environmental risks. Visnyk Ternopilskoho natsionalnoho ekonomichnoho universytetu, 4(), 95-101. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-181929