Four weeks of going green: 2nd till 29th of November 2020
Nowadays, a lot of people take the streets to promote climate protection. Even in our daily life, we can do something to slow down climate change. Every day we make decisions that also influence the climate. It is exactly this field that we want to get more active in and challenge one another for four weeks.
Are you in? Sign up, so we can share the challenges along with hacks, events, bonus material and background information with you. Each week you can select a challenge that is exciting but not overcharging for you.
A single person does not make a difference? That is why we are doing it together. In our final report, we will take stock of what we have achieved during the challenge weeks.
- Climate-ABC: Contexts – Planetary Boundaries, ‘The Great Acceleration’.There are several models that describe the interrelationships of ecological and socio-economic dynamics.
- Climate-ABC: Yasuní-ITT-InitiativeIn 2007, Ecuador launched the Yasuní-ITT initiative, a globally unique barter scheme.
- Climate-ABC: X-FactorThe X-factor is the unit of measurement by which resource consumption must be reduced to achieve better energy efficiency.
- Climate-ABC: Merchandise chainsA commodity chain or value chain can be described as a network of connected and interdependent organizations that structure the supply of goods.
- Climate-ABC: TransportTo meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, emissions must be reduced significantly. This especially applies to the transport sector.
- Climate-ABC: EnvironmentEnvironmental protection, environmental awareness, environmental pollution.
- Climate-ABC: Greenhouse EffectThe greenhouse effect is part of a natural process that is responsible for the temperature of the earth.
- Climate-ABC: Sustainable Development GoalsThe United Nations has set itself 17 goals for sustainable development by 2030. These goals are called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs were adopted by 193 heads of state and government at a summit in New York in 2015. The goals encompass the three dimensions of sustainability: social, environmental and economic.
- Climate-ABC: Rebound EffectA so-called rebound effect can occur when efficiency is increased, for example, through new technologies in the production of consumer goods and services. If an increase in efficiency leads to a reduction in emissions, but the acquisition of the new technology or a change in consumption patterns simultaneously leads to higher emissions, the effect on the overall balance is negative.
- Climate-ABC: Parisian climate agreementThe Paris Convention was signed by 190 parties at the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in 2015.
- Climate-ABC: OzoneOzone is a colorless, toxic gas. The cycles behind ozone formation and decomposition are out of balance due to anthropogenic influences. The problem is a high proportion of ozone in the troposphere and a too low proportion in the stratosphere.
- Climate-ABC: NeoliberalizationNeoliberalization is an economic and political process that has both social and ecological consequences.
- Climate-ABC: MobilityThe term mobility comes from the Latin mobilis. When talking about mobility in politics, this usually refers to spatial or social mobility.
- Climate-ABC: Food wastageIn Germany, about 11 million tons of food are thrown away every year – that is about 55 kilos per capita per year. Causes for this waste can be found throughout the entire supply chain, which means from production to consumption.
- Climate-ABC: Climacteric FruitsFruits that continue to ripen after harvesting are called climacteric fruits. A distinction is made between ripeness for picking and ripeness for consumption.
- Climate-ABC: Annual Balance Sheet CO2Climate balances indicate the total amount of carbon dioxide emissions caused by certain activities or by certain actors.
- Climate-ABC: IPCCThe IPCC, short for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, is both a scientific body and an intergovernmental committee and as an institution belongs to the United Nations (UN).
- Climate-ABC: Shelf LifeThe best before date is by no means the same as the actual shelf life of food. Rather, it indicates the last date on which the manufacturing company gives a guarantee that the previously unopened product will keep (provided it has been stored according to the manufacturer’s recommendations).
- Climate-ABC: GreenwashingGreenwashing – advertising strategy that aims to give a brand or product a more sustainable image than it actually deserves.
- Climate-ABC: FairtradeFairtrade is one of the standard setting organizations in various production sectors. It awards the Fairtrade seal for compliance with its minimum standards of social and environmental sustainability.
- Climate-ABC: Energy TurnaroundThe term energy turnaround describes a structural change in the electricity, heating and mobility sectors towards sustainable alternatives.
- Climate-ABC: DeforestationDeforestation refers to the clearing of large forests. About 30% of the earth is covered with forests today. Every year about 7.3 million hectares of them are cleared or burned.
- Climate-ABC: CAPThe Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union (CAP) is one of the largest items of expenditure in the EU, accounting for around 40% of the total EU budget. One funding period lasts 7 years. The Common Agricultural Policy for the 2021-2027 support period is currently being negotiated.
- Climate-ABC: BiodiversityThe term encompasses three levels that are interdependent and are therefore summarized under the term biodiversity: genetic diversity, species diversity (interspecific diversity), and the diversity of ecosystems and their processes(1).
- Climate-ABC: AnthropoceneAnthropocene – Current Era, in which mankind has become the determining factor for the global ecosystem.
- What is the purpose of restricting my private daily life?Good question! Here, we answer this question for you. And: possibly, you will come to know that some “restrictions” are not even restrictions for you.