Barriers to agreements on climate change

Knowledge of the environment was established in the 1960, separate from the flow of economic development in western nations, to determine whether our pattern of indiscriminate economic development will put us in conflict with nature. Massive resource extraction, pollution, and early climate change were the direct drivers of this vulnerability.

The Limit to Expansion by the Club of Rome and Rachael Carsall’s book “Silent Spring” both highlighted the tension between unrestricted resource exploitation and economic growth in 1962.

By the 1970s, at least in industrialized nations, environmental deterioration, climate change, and pollution had all entered the conversation alongside economic expansion. The Human Environment Conference, which was held in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, in 1972, under the auspices of the United Nations, attempted to bring the upcoming environmental concerns to the fore. All facets of nature’s social, economic, and political life were investigated. There were 26 issues in all that were resolved. The disparity between the needs of developed, emerging, and economically advanced countries emerged at that time and continues to be an issue. as well as historical resource depletion and greenhouse gas emissions by affluent nations.

In the four decades that followed the Stockholm conference, there was significant advancement in the discussion and numerous bold actions were implemented. There was a consensus that environmental and climate change challenges are global, that collective responsibility applies, and that every nation will need to contribute to the endeavor. There was also an anticipated success as a result of this way of thinking about numerous challenges, such the ozone layer’s depletion.

The ozone layer in the stratosphere has grown, but there is still doubt about climate change, according to the most current report. The initial phase’s screw remained jammed despite numerous international accords up until the Paris Agreement in 2015, and climate change is now taking a terrifying shape. We cannot advance this effort against climate change if we ignore several critical factors. For instance, the argument over climate change has gone global. There are several levels of groups of nations, but there is only one objective, and its collective solution must be attained via individual work. It is also an irrefutable fact that this battle has grown more difficult with time. The primary issues can now only be resolved in one method.