The average global surface temperature has risen since the 1880s and is now more than 1 degree Celsius above that of the late 19th century when the 1st Industrial Revolution started. To understand how significant it is, the last Ice Age was about 12 degrees Celsius colder than pre-industrial temperatures. Here is how NASA shows climate change.
What is the reason for Climate Change?
The three main long-term drivers of climate change are so-called greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O) that are emitted into the atmosphere. The use of fossil fuels – coal, gas, and oil to have energy is where from the 73.2 % of greenhouse gas emission is generated. The rest is from agriculture, waste, and industries like cement production.
The Distrikt: from the global goals to the local model
In December 2015, the world took a significant first step by adopting the Paris Agreement, in which all countries committed to take action to address climate change. Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to preindustrial levels. Armenia is part of the agreement taking its own commitments.
To meet its own goals Gyumri Municipality has adopted Gyumri Green City Action Plan.
In The Distrikt we have our own objective – to build a model of carbon-neutral community to be replicated everywhere in the world to meet the national and global goals.
How to develop a carbon-neutral community? The Distrikt model
Here is how we integrate sustainable technologies, urban planning, and design to make The Distrikt a model of a carbon-neutral community.
SDG 13: Climate Action
The Distrikt contributes to the SDG 13 Climate Action. The goal is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.