WHAT'S UP - Oxfam in Nepal Newsletter

Special Edition - Climate Action

Paper author: 
Oxfam in Nepal
Paper publication date: 
Wednesday, August 11, 2021

There is no Planet B
Climate change has become more real than ever as we have started witnessing its impact in many forms. Erratic rainfall, rising temperatures, flood-ing, forest fires, and heatwaves across the globe are some of its impacts that are becoming com-mon every year. Besides, scientists are also see-ing link between infectious diseases and pan-demics.
As greenhouse gases continue to rise in the at-mosphere, the global temperature is on track to rise by 2.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius by 2100 (NASA). According to NASA the long-term impact of cli-mate change will be more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions, and an increase in the number, duration, and intensi-ty of tropical storms. But to prevent these dam-ages, the world has a short deadline beyond which the impact of climate change will be per-manent. In March of 2019, the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Climate and Sustainable Develop-ment concluded that only 11 years are left to prevent the Irreversible damage from Climate Change. To address climate change, Oxfam works to build capacities of the community to address environ-mental management and climate emergencies. Oxfam addresses climate change through its Re-silience and Climate justice programme with in-terventions in climate change adaptations, dis-aster risk reduction, policy influence, humanitar-ian preparedness, and response.