We are living in a period of high economic growth, with strong improvement in the European economy. This is the right time to think about the protection of our environment. But how many of us know that currently in Europe there is a growing lack of awareness regarding the negative effects of carbon emissions? Specifically in Europe, emissions are one of the main causes of global warming and climate change, but most people do not realize this. As common people, we can do very little to resolve this problem, but we should do our best to create awareness among others.Carbon emissions in Europe are a topic that has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. As climate change becomes more obvious, all men have to do things like cut down on CO2 levels. Across Europe, the pollution caused by transport and other emission sources has reached dangerous levels. The UK’s Environmental Audit Committee recently released a report that claimed that the concentrationof toxic emissions in urban areas is making areas, particularly cities, extremely hazardous. This report also said that in the near future, there could be early deaths, respiratory diseases, or cancer.
It is important to understand the importance of broad stakeholder consultation in the fight against climate change in Europe. That is why the Center for Sustainable Solutions—Ireland, in partnership with two other organizations, i.e., Intermezzo Ungdomsorganisasjon—Norway and European Development and Change Association—Turkey, instituted a tri-party partnership in a project called “Take a Decision Against Carbon Emission in Europe” aimed at reducing carbon emissions. It has been funded by the European Union, with theaim of decreasing carbon emissions through sustainable energy. The aim of this project is to reduce carbon emissions in Europe by 20% by 2030. the project aims at developing competences in environmental sustainability, developing green skills strategies and carbon free behavior patterns among the participating organizations and adult staff. Our project will promotenon-formal and informal learning mobility and active participation among adults, as well as cooperation, quality, inclusion, creativity and innovation at the level of organizations and policies in the field of adult on crucial carbon footprint issue.
In the long term, the project will be carried out with the goal of having the following impact:
- A 30% reduction in carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2030 (versus 2005 levels). This will be done by using more energy from sources that don’t come from fossil fuels and using fossil fuels more efficiently.
- A 15% reduction in transportation-related carbon emissions by 2030 (compared to 2005 levels). This will be done by getting more people to use public transportation and making better use of cars.
- A reduction of carbon emissions from buildings by 15% by 2020 (compared to 2008 levels) will be achieved through improved building insulation and better energy efficiency practices.
At the end of the project, the hope is to foster an environmentally aware society that is more active in reducing carbon emissions. We believe that it is only by taking small steps such as walking, riding a bike, or carpooling that we truly understand the importance of this cause.