Protect the Environment

AoF for the Environment

Rotary Foundation

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Science & Facts

Rotary takes action to Protect the Environment

 

As a humanitarian organization Rotarians care about people and our vision is to create a better world for each and everyone. We look at the world as a whole and direct our efforts to where they are most needed.

If we’re losing countries due to sea level changes, if stronger storms are disrupting water supplies or destroying people’s livelihoods, that’s more people who are going to be disadvantaged. That’s why Rotary is caring about the environment, because it will strengthen our ultimate mission.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Read more about Rotary engaging in the environment.

 

Rotary International take a science based approach

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

As a humanitarian organization Rotarians care about our world. We want our world to be a better place. We look at the world as a whole and direct our efforts to where they are most needed. If we’re losing countries due to sea level changes, if stronger storms are disrupting water supplies or destroying people’s livelihoods, that’s more people who are going to be disadvantaged. So caring about the environment goes toward our ultimate mission, and we should give it the importance it deserves.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Districts, Rotary and Rotaract clubs as a part of acting

Rotary Foundation

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

As a humanitarian organization Rotarians care about our world. We want our world to be a better place. We look at the world as a whole and direct our efforts to where they are most needed. If we’re losing countries due to sea level changes, if stronger storms are disrupting water supplies or destroying people’s livelihoods, that’s more people who are going to be disadvantaged. So caring about the environment goes toward our ultimate mission, and we should give it the importance it deserves.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Districts, Rotary and Rotaract clubs as a part of acting

Global Grants

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

As a humanitarian organization Rotarians care about our world. We want our world to be a better place. We look at the world as a whole and direct our efforts to where they are most needed. If we’re losing countries due to sea level changes, if stronger storms are disrupting water supplies or destroying people’s livelihoods, that’s more people who are going to be disadvantaged. So caring about the environment goes toward our ultimate mission, and we should give it the importance it deserves.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment. We empower communities to access grants and other resources, embrace local solutions, and spur innovation in an effort to address the causes and reduce the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.

Districts, Rotary and Rotaract clubs as a part of acting

Science & Facts

Every breath we take, the water we drink and the food we eat depends on a healthy and viable nature on planet Earth. Our unique ecosystems and our own habitat that we all depend upon. According to the World Wildlife Fund, WWF, our main challenges are to maintain the functionality of nature and a fair balance between humans, but also between humans and nature.

Ecological sustainability is about the Earth’s ecosystems and maintaining their ability to produce food, clean water, energy and to regulate the climate and contribute to recreation. The so called ecosystem services.

Healthy and viable ecosystems are dependent on stable conditions in our earth systems, more known as the Planetary Boundaries. There are 9 vital and interacting environmental processes that life is dependent on. You can read more about here.

The preconditions for creating social and economic welfare is a nature in balance. That is not the case today. Climate change, loss of biodiversity, dispersal of toxic substances  and overexploitation of resources threatens life on earth. More extreme weather and declining biodiversity lead to reduced access to clean water and food, more spread of diseases, inhibited economic development, destabilization and conflicts. Economic, social and environmental are deeply interdependent and interacting with each other.

Science is clear, we have an open window until 2030 to change our societies in a long term sustainable direction, socially, ecologically and economically.

It’s urgent. We need to act now to protect the environment. You and me, as an individual in all our roles; in our profession, as a consumer, in political elections, as a parent and as a friend.

Listen to science, they have the best knowledge that mankind has available. Science based and independent research are crucial for a successful transformation to a sustainable direction.

Agenda 2030, UN’s 17 goals för sustainable development

 The UN’s goals for sustainable development must lead the world in a new sustainable direction.

From an unsustainable direction of travel with climate change, extreme weather, plastic in the oceans and a drastically reduced biodiversity. The 17 goals, with 169 sub-goals, span over economic, social and ecological sustainability.

The goal is to create a more fair, equal and safer planet where future generations can live a good life.

All the countries of the world are behind the UN’s 17 goals with the agreement signed in September 2015. The same year as the climate agreement was signed. The goals clearly show how everything is connected, e.g. how climate change is linked to poverty, access to water and biodiversity. The goals will guide the countries to make priorities, set goals and a plan for implementation. By 2030, all goals must be achieved.

Not changing in a sustainable direction creates unmanageable problems for us humans. Such as recession, refugee flows, extreme weather that makes agriculture impossible, mass extinction of species, war and lack of food and water. The problems also have no geographical boundaries but affect us all.

So not switching is not an option – it is a non-choice.

Planetary boundaries, environmental science to save life on Earth

Healthy and viable ecosystems are dependent on stable conditions in our earth systems, more known as the Planetary Boundaries. There are 9 vital and interacting environmental processes that life is dependent on. You can read more about here.

The preconditions for creating social and economic welfare is a nature in balance. That is not the case today. Climate change, loss of biodiversity, dispersal of toxic substances  and overexploitation of resources threatens life on earth. More extreme weather and declining biodiversity lead to reduced access to clean water and food, more spread of diseases, inhibited economic development, destabilization and conflicts. Economic, social and environmental are deeply interdependent and interacting with each other.

Climate change

The UN’s goals for sustainable development must lead the world in a new sustainable direction. From an unsustainable direction of travel with climate change, extreme weather, plastic in the oceans and a drastically reduced biodiversity. The 17 goals, with 169 sub-goals, span economic, social and ecological sustainability. The goal is to create a fairer, more equal and safer planet where future generations can also live a good life.

Loss of biodiversity

The UN’s goals for sustainable development must lead the world in a new sustainable direction. From an unsustainable direction of travel with climate change, extreme weather, plastic in the oceans and a drastically reduced biodiversity. The 17 goals, with 169 sub-goals, span economic, social and ecological sustainability. The goal is to create a fairer, more equal and safer planet where future generations can also live a good life.

Nutrient cycle of phosphourus and nitrogen

The UN’s goals for sustainable development must lead the world in a new sustainable direction. From an unsustainable direction of travel with climate change, extreme weather, plastic in the oceans and a drastically reduced biodiversity. The 17 goals, with 169 sub-goals, span economic, social and ecological sustainability. The goal is to create a fairer, more equal and safer planet where future generations can also live a good life.

Land system change

The UN’s goals for sustainable development must lead the world in a new sustainable direction. From an unsustainable direction of travel with climate change, extreme weather, plastic in the oceans and a drastically reduced biodiversity. The 17 goals, with 169 sub-goals, span economic, social and ecological sustainability. The goal is to create a fairer, more equal and safer planet where future generations can also live a good life.