Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience. We are IIMA work consistently to reduce the impacts of climate change in vulnerable locations such as SIDS.
Global emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) have increased by almost 50% since 1990.
From 1901 to 2010, the global average sea level rose by 19cm as oceans expanded.
From 1880 to 2012, average global temperature increased by 0.85°C. To put this into perspective, for each 1 degree of temp. increase, grain yields decline by about 5 per cent.
Maize, wheat and other major crops have experienced yield reductions at the global level of 40 megatonnes per year between 1981 and 2002.