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[Group 5] 13. 기후변화 대응 14. 해양생태계 15. 육상생태계

포럼 주제/소주제

Utilizing Campaigns to Combat Climate Change / Addressing the Terrestrial and Marine Ecosystems

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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.

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  • 김정준
    김정준
    2021년 3월 23일 at 4:50 오후

    Most assuredly, this report would be one of the most comprehensive reports. It details impacts and mechanisms of climate change and subsequent effects on marine and terrestrial life forms and further suggests a course of action: raising awareness.

    When it comes to policy, or change thereof, there always has been controversy on whether a top-down approach or a bottom-up approach is more effective in combating climate change. This report initially suggests belief in the power of the people to raise awareness, a bottom-up approach. Then, this report proposes the campaign to be expanded to national levels through authoritative figures, one of which are laws.

    Is there an inconsistency here? What would be the mechanism that would allow laws to be enacted? (As in how would that process of civil awareness to enactment of laws look like?)

    • hshin
      신한나
      2021년 3월 25일 at 10:06 오전

      As stated, our approach to using campaigns to combat climate change begins on the local level, where the people’s voices will extend to reach the national level. We began with this bottom-up approach because larger firms and the government, more influential powers, have not been investing as much time and resources to reduce the effects of climate change caused by humans. Through the persistency and expansion of the locals, policy-makers and trend-setting business would notice the severity of climate change and start turning their ears toward this topic. Further actions from these organizations will then allow them to bring their influence back to the people.

      The main focus of this solution is that there is not one body affecting the other, but bodies influencing each other. Realistically, we are aware that not everyone on the local level will participate in spreading awareness about climate change. However, once the voices of some have reached higher levels, the extent of influences will have expanded (Local to national and the national to the local.): those who had not been engaged in this social and environmental issue will begin to change their lifestyle too.

      On the larger level, the processes of reaching the national powers may not only mean that people are persistent in their appeals to the government (Take the fracking ban in the UK, for example. Locals of Lancashire stood in front of fracking sites for almost three years.), but may also need to be directly involved to bring or take down actions (The All Blacks New Zealand rugby team had been sponsored by AIG, one of its companies responsible for a coal mine. Through a petition signed by over 35,000 people, the All Blacks stopped receiving sponsors from the company.)

      Thank you for questions; we hope to hear back from you.

  • 정차니
    정찬주
    2021년 3월 23일 at 11:46 오후

    안녕하세요. 발표영상과 보고서 모두 인상 깊었습니다. 아래와 같이 궁금정들을 한번 적아봤습니다.

    1.Due to the COVID-19, people cannot campaign literally outside or do it in reality. Therefore, in what ways can people campaign in online that can yield the same strong effect as campaigning “offline”?

    • juice
      김태환
      2021년 3월 24일 at 1:13 오후

      Hello
      Raising awareness often involves the utilization of online platforms. Campaigning cannot be limited to one specific method whether it’s offline or online. Regardless of the Covid-19 situation, online platforms are useful tools for campaigning or raising awareness. For example, one could utilize ads, websites, social media, etc, to get the message across. Digital marketing has become the most powerful tool for advertising, and likewise, we believe online campaigning can prove to be as useful as those done offline.
      Thank you

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