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Ivy Collegiate School
[Group 5] 13. 기후변화 대응 14. 해양생태계 15. 육상생태계
Utilizing Campaigns to Combat Climate Change / Addressing the Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems
SDGs : 13, 14, 15
Over years of reckless anthropogenic consumption and exploitation of resources, the side effects of human endeavors have built up and are now clearly visible as it threatens our livelihood. Not only does climate change threaten the future of humankind, but it also puts a myriad of species and habitats at risk. As a result, actions to prevent climate change must be taken immediately. Our means to combat climate change are twofold: firstly, to campaign and raise awareness by educating the younger and older generations on multiple levels to incite further action; second, restoring balance to the terrestrial and marine ecosystems and using these ecosystems to abate the symptoms of climate change. The call for societal change starts with a campaign calling for action, which leads to scientific research and the creation of legislation that can be applied nationally and extend internationally, changing people's lives and the world for the better. Since the first step, campaigning, deals with propagating ideas and convincing people of a particular concept, the campaign's approach and means of propagation are paramount. The campaigns must be approachable yet pointed. It should offend people, obligate them to change, and help them realize the faults of their ways. However, there are steps in campaigning that must be taken before the execution of the solutions that are expected to solve the global climate crisis. This step starts at the local level. By beginning at the local level, a specific audience must be targeted to obtain support and gain local governments' attention, leading action against climate change to the national scale. Once it reaches the national level, legislation and financial incentives can be utilized to bring change within the nation to promote further and enforce the idea of environmental protection. Finally, on the international level, treaties and agreements can address issues that a single nation may not be able to resolve alone.
Key Words: Climate Change, Campaigning, Levels, Seagrass.