Solutions of Climate Change from The Perspective of a Developing country

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Climate change, global warming, these are all terms we are too familiar with, and we know how destructive they can be. That’s why delegates from countries all over the world are meeting in Glasgow, Scotland under the Presidency of The UK for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26.

In the discussion of COP26, world leaders will find ways on how to control climate change, keeping economy, environment and development unscathed. Many solutions come up in mind when talking about solutions to Climate change, such as Reducing Carbon Emission, Afforestation, Levying taxes on Fossil Fuels etc. But how do these decisions affect Developing countries, such as mine? In this writing, I will go through some common ideas that could be potential solutions for climate change, and speak from the perspective of my country about how efficient they could prove to be.

Firstly, Afforestation or Planting trees to absorb the carbon exerted in the atmosphere is a good idea, but not quite easy to achieve on a much larger scale. Also, Afforestation doesn’t only mean planting trees, it means to plant them in a planned, and sustainable way. There are many countries applying this method, but as a developing agricultural country and with high population density, my country doesn’t have enough area to create large forests, as we need to support the growing population. One solution of this problem can be to create sustainable cities, so that they make up the lack of trees in the natural regions. But a developing country doesn’t have resources to rebuild every city as sustainable cities. Although there are some countries that have done this, they are mostly economically and socially developed.

Secondly, Reducing Carbon Emission is a very popular opinion to stop climate change. If you see in a wider perspective, the emission can be categorized in 2 categories, one is Luxury Emissions, and the other is Necessary Emissions. As an agricultural country, most of my country’s emissions fall into the Necessary emissions, as our economy is agriculture based. That is the reason, reducing overall carbon emission will be a very difficult, if not nearly impossible, for countries like mine who are developing and has an agriculture-dependent economy. So, we should focus of reducing the unnecessary and luxury emissions first.

For solutions, let’s look at Sweden. Sweden has the highest Carbon Tax rates as 110 € per metric ton of Carbon as of 2020. Currently, Sweden has reduced its carbon emissions by 27% between 1990 and 2018, all while maintaining an economic growth, with its real GDP per capita growing by more than 50% from 1990 to 2019. So, why aren’t all countries switching to the ways of Sweden? Renewable energy is a lot cheaper than it used to be, and it seems as a good way to tackle climate change.

That is where the problem arises. Developing countries lack the necessary infrastructure to produce, distribute and store enough renewable energy to support a whole country. It also goes without saying that most of the countries of the world have a fossil fuel dependent economy, so, while lacking infrastructure for renewable energy, fossil fuels seem to be the best option for many governments.

We need to change the above scenario, and for that, many governments are already taking steps. Developed countries like China have taken mass projects to promote and switch to renewable energy and reduce Carbon Emissions. I personally think that we should improve necessary infrastructure in developing countries so that they can support their transition to renewable energy, and increasing awareness within the people so that renewable energy can get more support.

Thank you for reading. Please discuss down below if you have alternate ideas about climate solutions from the perspective of a developing country.

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  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk 15 Sep 2021

    This is a fantastic post that carefully explores the situation in Bangladesh. You have used excellent problem-solving skills here too - well done. I am keen to hear the experiences of other people in countries (whether they are developing or not) which is why I have made this an Editor's Pick!

  • 1.Protect forests like the Amazon. Forests are crucial in the fight against climate change, and protecting them is an important climate solution. Cutting down forests on an industrial scale destroys giant trees which could be sucking up huge amounts of carbon. Yet companies destroy forests to make way for animal farming, soya or palm oil plantations. Governments can stop them by making better laws.
    2.Protect the oceans. Oceans also absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which helps to keep our climate stable. But many are overfished, used for oil and gas drilling or threatened by deep sea mining. Protecting oceans and the life in them is ultimately a way to protect ourselves from climate change.
    3.Reduce plastic. Plastic is made from oil, and the process of extracting, refining and turning oil into plastic (or even polyester, for clothing) is surprisingly carbon-intense. It doesn’t break down quickly in nature so a lot of plastic is burned, which contributes to emissions. Demand for plastic is rising so quickly that creating and disposing of plastics will account for 17% of the global carbon budget by 2050 (this is the emissions count we need to stay within according to the Paris agreement).
    4.Reduce how much people consume. Our transport, fashion, food and other lifestyle choices all have different impacts on the climate. This is often by design – fashion and technology companies, for example, will release far more products than are realistically needed. But while reducing consumption of these products might be hard, it’s most certainly worth it. Reducing overall consumption in more wealthy countries can help put less strain on the planet.
    5.Restore nature to absorb more carbon. The natural world is very good at cleaning up our emissions, but we need to look after it. Planting trees in the right places or giving land back to nature through ‘rewilding’ schemes is a good place to start. This is because photosynthesising plants draw down carbon dioxide as they grow, locking it away in soils.

  • I think to tax upon fossil fuel is a powerfull task.also we can plant every tree for every happiness in our life,for a developed country the government should declare these kinds of rules that every house should have at least 40℅ trees of its area,i think these kinds of rules is effective for preventing climate change.

  • One thing I have seen around, though they have degrees from universities, though they are aware of climate, but in Bangladesh, some of these people throw trash on the roads(not carelessly). When they are asked about why they do such a thing, in return they reply, " My 1 trash won't create havoc, so many people are throwing so tell them to change at first, then I will think about it. The sweepers will ultimately clean it, I don't need to take pain to go to the trashcans." If these so-called aware people don't change their mindset, do you think the government establishing new laws and giving instructions will be effective? Don't you think it is necessary to make people change their perspectives on this issue?

  • In every country a birthday child deserve a lot of gifts,so we can celebrate a birthday of our planet so that we will gift it 1 trees,thus the planet can get 7 billions of trees,also we can tax upon fossil fuel,mak different animations about climaye,make interst of child to prevent the climate change,thus our future will be very great!

  • Wherever we live, our immediate natural or physical surrounding is our environment.It comprised of atmosphere (

  • Wherever we live, our immediate natural or physical surrounding is our environment.It comprised of atmosphere (the gaseous portion), lithosphere (the solid portion), hydrosphere (the water portion)and people, plants and animals all live in a balance . This is our environment which affects us and is being affected by us since ages
    Solutions:
    There should be system of proper disposal of wastes
    There should be less use of pesticides and insecticides in agricultural activities.
    Environmental awareness campaigns should be started.
    We should save fossil fuel energy resources to reduce air pollution.
    People should be encouraged to adopt the slogan"DRIVE LESS AND WALK MORE"!
    Trees should be planted where ever open/vacant land is available in order to reduce pollution.
    Drivers should restrict the use of pressure horns on busy city streets,sirens and other noisy devices to reduce noise pollution.
    People who do not follow or adopt the important and necessary measures should be fined or given punishment through legal ways!!!

  • I think a developing country should try to fulfill the SDG goals. So that there development is not hindered and environment is not harmed. It's 13th, 14th and 15th number targets are respectively climate actions, life below water and life on land which says us to develop in a sustainable way side by side taking actions against climate change and not hampering the lives both above water and underwater.

  • In fact we should be aware of such invironmental changes, in order to overcome whatever meet us🤩

  • Bangladesh is exceptionally vulnerable to climate change. Its low elevation, high population density and inadequate infrastructure all put the nation in harm’s way, along with an economy that is heavily reliant on farming.

    By 2050, one in every seven people in Bangladesh will be displaced by climate change. Up to 18 million people may have to move because of sea-level rise alone. Two-thirds of Bangladesh is less than five metres above sea level. By 2050, with a projected 50 cm rise in sea level, Bangladesh may lose approximately 11% of its land, affecting an estimated 15 million people living in its low-lying coastal region. Up to 50% of those now living in Bangladesh’s urban slums may be there because they were forced to flee their rural homes as a result of riverbank erosion.

    We can't solve the problem with sea level if we don't control Global warming, but we can prevent the inland displacement by planting more and more trees along the Riverbank under the management of the government and other organizations. Governments should use wave breakers along the shoreline. The natural heritage of the country is to be secured.

  • 1.Protect forests like the Amazon. Forests are crucial in the fight against climate change, and protecting them is an important climate solution. Cutting down forests on an industrial scale destroys giant trees which could be sucking up huge amounts of carbon. Yet companies destroy forests to make way for animal farming, soya or palm oil plantations. Governments can stop them by making better laws.
    2.Protect the oceans. Oceans also absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which helps to keep our climate stable. But many are overfished, used for oil and gas drilling or threatened by deep sea mining. Protecting oceans and the life in them is ultimately a way to protect ourselves from climate change.
    3.Reduce plastic. Plastic is made from oil, and the process of extracting, refining and turning oil into plastic (or even polyester, for clothing) is surprisingly carbon-intense. It doesn’t break down quickly in nature so a lot of plastic is burned, which contributes to emissions. Demand for plastic is rising so quickly that creating and disposing of plastics will account for 17% of the global carbon budget by 2050 (this is the emissions count we need to stay within according to the Paris agreement).
    4.Reduce how much people consume. Our transport, fashion, food and other lifestyle choices all have different impacts on the climate. This is often by design – fashion and technology companies, for example, will release far more products than are realistically needed. But while reducing consumption of these products might be hard, it’s most certainly worth it. Reducing overall consumption in more wealthy countries can help put less strain on the planet.
    5.Restore nature to absorb more carbon. The natural world is very good at cleaning up our emissions, but we need to look after it. Planting trees in the right places or giving land back to nature through ‘rewilding’ schemes is a good place to start. This is because photosynthesising plants draw down carbon dioxide as they grow, locking it away in soils.

  • We have to protect the forests and the oceans urgently and extensively.
    We have to recycle plastic and reduce transportation, fashion and other lifestyles, which will reduce the pressure on the planet.
    Fuel taxes.
    And enacting laws for those who throw rubbish on the ground here is the responsibility of the individuals more than the government.
    The government provides solutions and individuals implement them.

  • It seems very benficial. However, I think that these developing countries may face many problems. Why should only the government take responsibility for climate reform and solve this issue!? Thus, it might be appropriate to put people under the light and tell them how bad the situation they are heading towards from climate fluctuation، expansion of the ozone layer، Soil erosion, floods, etc. For this reason, I suggest that people should be educated either
    through advertisements or online, especially in light of the global crisis of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19). We also had the opportunity to think about the effects of the crisis on our climate. The drop in global emissions has had an impact on all life as wildlife has appeared in parts of the United States that we haven't seen in decades, and fish have returned to the canals of Venice. Pollution levels that are dropping to record levels are now evident in many of our cities. The Corona virus is a stark reminder of what happens when man's relationship with nature collapses. As we recover, we have the opportunity to protect and restore that relationship by reducing our exposure to both deadly viruses and climate impacts. We have seen by ourselves and the whole world the amount of tremendous change that human beings are making, so we should educate it to restore the relationship again between man and nature and make him more responsible.To achieve what I said earlier, we now need cooperation between countries, cities, states, and businesses to take ambitious actions towards achieving net zero emissions in the world and limiting the changes we can do previously.

  • Anyone who wants to use fossil fuel has to pay a fee or plant a tree .
    In countries of law spaces for planting like China and Japan . They plant trees over buildings and China has a rule that make every students plant a tree sothat the number of trees increased more than a thousand in a few years.
    Try to use clean energy like solar power , wind power and water power.

  • Following are some solutions of Climate Change from The Perspective of a Developing country:
    1. Decrease environmental pollution.
    2. Decrease the use of energy sources derived from gas and oil.
    3. Increase the use of alternative energy sources such as solar energy.
    4. Make better use of fresh drinking water.
    5. Increase the use of natural things and resources.

  • What is more important is not to make decisions onky but to have a clear plan of what steps should be taken next and having a continuous feedback of every step done . It's also important to make people responsible for changes and to give them a big role in applying them .

  • In fact, one of the best opinions I have heard is to improve the infrastructure to obtain renewable energy, but there are some poor countries that cannot develop their infrastructure, and thinking about the issue also, the exploitation of agriculture and afforestation would be good, I mean if each of the country's residents planted one or two trees in front of his house and By multiplying it by the number of the country’s population, we will get a good number of trees other than trees that can be planted on the roads. I don’t think it is the best solution, but it could represent a temporary solution to this problem until we find the hidden solution. Every problem is solved (together for a better environment

  • also we can tax upon fossil fuel, mak different a animations a bout climate, make interste of child to prevent the climate change, that our future will be very great !

  • * stop car consuming petrol and use hybrid car. *country must support the people to buy new envirnomentol friendly car. By reducing it's price. * The country will take low price for the cars and use it to build environmental friendly neighborhoods working with solar power and have many green areas to help reduce the pollution. *countries producing hybrid car can help poor countries by donating more hybrid cars so people can easily buy them

  • Undoubtedly, climate change is one of the most challenging issues of today's earth. To meet this challenge finding out causes, proper planning and their implementation are the requirements to be ensured. In order to attain these goals we need to stand together extending our helping hands. The thing that needs to be remembered -we cannot see the changes until we start working. Notwithstanding the mindset of the people needs to be set first. If they are not encouraged to really realize the importance we won't see the rising sun of a beautiful tomorrow. For instance, if a child grows up playing video games staying at home, then how can he enjoy the mesmerizing breeze of spring and think of planting more trees in his or her garden?

  • There are many ways of solving climate change and it is easy to be done but the problem here is because these soloutions as changing to hybrid cars and changing to renewable energy are highly expensive so goverment need to reduce this prices

  • When it comes to solutions, I believe the use renewable energies as the alternatives to the existing energy that we are using right now. Renewable energies nearly don't cause any pollution to the environment, nor responsible for greenhouse gases. Even renewable energies are comparatively cheaper, more affordable nowadays. If every country can avail renewable energies in their countries and increase the use of these, it can play a great role in overcoming the climate change issue.

  • From my point of view , there are factors that make us avoid climate change
    1_ Avoiding greenhouse gas emissions
    2_ Conserving , improving and cultivating land
    3_ Increasing carbon storage

  • These are the factors that makes us avoid climate change:-
    clean technology and renewable energy.
    climate-smart agriculture, sustainable forestry.
    watershed management.
    climate resilience.
    Avoiding green house has emissions

  • The answer to the third question: solutions to the problem of climate change

    1- Plant more trees

    Experts said that planting trees has a huge potential to address the climate crisis, and according to recent research, 900 million hectares of additional tree cover worldwide, is enough to store 25% of the current carbon pool in the atmosphere.

    2- Converting carbon dioxide into rocks

    Carbon mineralization involves converting carbon dioxide into carbonate minerals, by mimicking the way shells and limestone are naturally made.

    Experts discussed many technologies, including capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities using bacteria, and then using it to produce useful building materials as a by-product.

    3- Make the Earth's surface more reflective

    Experts mean with this solution, the use of technologies that reflect solar energy (sunlight) into space, and thus interfere with planetary heating.

    Changing the reflectivity of surfaces, such as using darker white roofs, significantly reduces the heat absorbed and can cool cities.

    Under this solution, asphalt roads can also be covered with limestone, and studies indicate that these methods indirectly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through reducing the use of air conditioners.

    4- Encouraging the trend of renewable energies in transportation

    Experts have called for generous financial incentives to encourage zero-emissions vehicles (powered by hydrogen or electricity), including exemption from sales tax and free parking in some places.

    Experts said that Norway had a pioneering experience in this field, which resulted in nearly 60% of new cars sold in March 2019 being powered by electric power.

  • Converting energy systems from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources,such as solar or wind energy, will reduce emissions that cause climate change.But we have to start now. A growing coalition of countries is committed to zero emissions by 2050,yet emissions must be cut by a hout helf by 2030, to Keep warming below 1.5‘c , and fossil ful production must fall by a bout 6 percent annally

  • In my opinion awareness might play a vital role in our fight against the climate change in developing countries. If we change our mindset and think as a whole with the same motive we might tackle the greatest problem in history of humankind. If we plant one tree each, use biodegradable bags instead of polythene made bags, keep our daily energy uses at the lowest amount then maybe we can expect a positive change.

  • Seeing all your thoughts, I would like to ask you several questions:

    The first idea: the tree needs many years to grow, and we have to reduce carbon emissions before 2030 ,so what is your suggestion about how technology or simple, modest methods can solve this problem?also, in your opinion, can technology be an essential solution to reduce the necessary carbon emissions?


    The second idea: How can climate change affect agriculture? Also, how can the decline of the economy make the country face problems in the face of the climate?
    Also, how can Sweden convince the rest of the European countries to adopt renewable energy sources in all fields?
    Also, how can poor developing countries such as the State of Palestine make a great development in environmentally friendly technology?
    In your opinion, have China and Sweden launched huge projects to promote renewable energy because of technology or fear for the economy?

    And in the end, can you link the idea of ​​renewable energy as a way to raise awareness of the state to stop the urban sprawl that caused the lack of enough land to plant trees?

  • In fact, one of the best opinions I have heard is to improve the infrastructure to obtain renewable energy, but there are some poor countries that cannot develop their infrastructure, and thinking about the issue also, the exploitation of agriculture and afforestation would be good, I mean if each of the country's residents planted one or two trees in front of his house and By multiplying it by the number of the country’s population, we will get a good number of trees other than trees that can be planted on the roads. I don’t think it is the best solution, but it could represent a temporary solution to this problem until we find the hidden solution. Every problem is solved (together for a better environment

  • In fact, one of the best opinions I have heard is to improve the infrastructure to obtain renewable energy, but there are some poor countries that cannot develop their infrastructure, and thinking about the issue also, the exploitation of agriculture and afforestation would be good, I mean if each of the country's residents planted one or two trees in front of his house and By multiplying it by the number of the country’s population, we will get a good number of trees other than trees that can be planted on the roads. I don’t think it is the best solution, but it could represent a temporary solution to this problem until we find the hidden solution. Every problem is solved (together for a better environment

  • The paris Agreement (2015) that deal with appendix of united nations framework convention on climate change of 1992 (climate change) was an important step within the united nations organization’s ambition to limit rising of temperature degrees in recent years, as well as trying to reduce loss and damage surrounding the globe resulting from the adverse effects of climate change, which effects on ecosystems like air, water and soil, as well as human life and health Finally, we can say the Paris agreement in not a part of any declaration or convention, but it is a historical turning point for the rules of International Environmental Law

  • But what about non-developing countries that have solutions, but they have no one to help them and they do not have advanced machines?
    is not it