Climate change is a topic of significant relevance for LEMCO’s sustainable development projects. Attempts to mitigate climate change are essentially the reason for most environmentally friendly practices. Put simply, it is the process of a change in the arithmetical circulation of weather patterns for an extended period of time, spanning decades to millions of years.
We are seeing a real shift in world climate with agricultural zones being impacted as the earth’s temperature keeps increasing. Over the last decades it was estimated by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) temperatures have varied from 0.7 – 1.5 degrees.
LEMCO knows that identifying new agricultural lands and sustainably managing these lands is important to the food security of the world.
- Around 15% of the carbon released in the environment is due to deforestation.
- Due to the greenhouse effect, the average temperature on the earth is expected to increase by over 2 degrees before 2050
- Climate change enhances the spread of pests and diseases.
- According to WPF.org the number of people affected by Climate Change disorders could reach 375 million by 2020
- About 600,000 people die yearly due to climate change. 95% in developing countries.
Recently, the public conscience has recognized the severe impacts of environmental problems, most significantly climate change. Global climate change is dramatic and the least reversible of all current environmental issues facing earth, with the potential to have extensive negative implications on the health of humans, as well as all flora and fauna globally.
LEMCO recognizes that these negative impacts have the potential to be detrimental in developing nations. Climate change has the potential to completely wipe out some nations! Hence, our sustainable development projects focus on implementing environmentally friendly practices that are focused on off-setting carbon emissions.