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Should we act on climate change? Perspectives from global south

Mehmood, Abid ORCID: and Ahmed, Saeeduddin 2021. Should we act on climate change? Perspectives from global south. [Online]. Cardiff University Sustainable Places Blog: Sustainable Places Research Institute. Available at:

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The global spread of COVID-19 in 2020 has put many societal challenges on the backburner. Climate emergency is one of those issues. Despite the lockdowns, factory closures and reduced flights the world has continued to experience the impacts of the changing climate. Any gains made in reducing carbon emissions and restoring ecosystems in 2020-21 might be lost once travel restrictions are eased and people start getting back to pre-pandemic lifestyles. Cities remain at the forefront of unsustainable lifestyles. This year the UNEP is launching the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration giving us 10 years to restore our planet. Cities remain a key part of this agenda. Arguably, urban areas occupy less than 1% of the Earth’s land surface but house more than half of its population.

Item Type: Website Content
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Sustainable Places Research Institute
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 10:03

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