UNSDG #13: Climate Action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is likely to surpass 3 degrees centigrade this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.

Affordable, scalable solutions are now available to enable countries to leapfrog to cleaner, more resilient economies. The pace of change is quickening as more people are turning to renewable energy and a range of other measures that will reduce emissions and increase adaptation efforts. Climate change, however, is a global challenge that does not respect national borders. It is an issue that requires solutions that need to be coordinated at the international level to help developing countries move toward a low-carbon economy.

To strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, countries adopted the Paris Agreement at the COP21 in Paris, which went into force in November of 2016. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees centigrade. As of April 2018, 175 parties had ratified the Paris Agreement and 10 developing countries had submitted their first iteration of their national adaptation plans for responding to climate change.
UN Sustainable Development Goals

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2021
Wednesday, April 28th
9:15 AM

The Benefits of Carbon Capture Technology and its Energy Usage

Clay Miner '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Zander Tamez '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Edgar Carlos '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

The Effects of Greenhouse Gas Emission in Canada

Sophia Syed '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Aubrey Hall '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Michelle Sun '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:15 AM - 9:35 AM

9:40 AM

Investigating the Relationship Between Power Plant Type and Regional Climate

Christian Cline '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sarah Wheeler '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Sanjana Nekkanti '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Sustainable food production

Sofia Zasiebida '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Wyatt Bryant '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Gabriella Kanallakan '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Shanan Riley '23, Illinois Math and Science Academy
Ella Lavoie '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

10:05 AM

Switching to Clean Energy

Alyssa Ryan '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
John Lutz '23, Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

10:05 AM - 10:25 AM