“It is estimated by 2050 there will be between 200 million and 1 billion migrants due to the effects of climate change”
Climate change is directly tied to peace. If unabated, it will lead increasingly to severe food and water shortages, which worsen or cause territorial conflict. It will also lead to coastal flooding, which means mass migrations and increased conflicts as nations grapple with an influx of climate refugees, who currently are not protected under any international law. According to the International Organization for Migration it is estimated by 2050 there will be between 200 million and 1 billion migrants due to the effects of climate change.
“30% of world population will not have access to water by the year 2030”
With the negative effects of climate change on political and economic stability around the world, it is imperative that countries and international bodies seek to both address and prepare for the future. The current administration, with the complicity of Congress, has placed climate change as a low priority. Meanwhile, almost every single country is pushing ahead to develop an economy geared towards the future where climate change is real. Without preparation we risk falling behind both neighbors, partners and competitors. This is why CAPA is taking action to convince lawmakers that climate change must be addressed head on.
Recommendations for Climate Legislation and Follow-on Climate Actions
5. Include the $550 Billion funding that was identified in BBB Legislation to enable effective implement of this climate legislation and other climate actions.
6. Immediately announce financial incentives to purchase new electric cars and small trucks and provide incentives to install solar panels, electric heat pumps
7. Encourage executives building electric vehicles to establish an aggressive schedule.
8. Provide incentives to significantly increase regenerative farming. It is our natural carbon capture capability and must be ramped up quickly.
9. Fund the implementation of capping abandoned oil /gas wells to stop methane leaks.
10. Establish initial research capabilities to convert to alternative carbon free fuels for large trucks and air travel.
11. Continue to prioritize the funding that was originally going to Climate Justice Communities.
12. Work closely with the UN to establish global programs that address growing environmental needs. These include: