In programmes across five key sectors clean air, water, living oceans, protecting landscapes and wildlife trade, ADMCF contributes to climate action and biodiversity protection. We initiate each programme with research to identify the specific challenges and needed systemic change then establish specific action plans that target our objectives. Government and public education are usually key to any success.
We are without a doubt that all our five programmes are affected by climate change. The 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report made abundantly clear that recent and increasingly worrying changes to our climate are driven at least in part by human actions. The report indicates that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are at historically high levels and are “extremely likely” to be the dominant cause of changes to the climate. Clearly, major shifts in consumption patterns, in technologies and in regulation must drive the needed reductions in GHG emissions. At the same time, we must adapt to our changing climates.