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Goal 13: Climate action

13: Climate Action

Taking urgent action to combat climate change means working together. Find out how the director of McMaster’s Centre for Climate Change is driving progress on Sustainable Development Goal 13.  

Altaf Arain, Professor, Earth, Environment & Society

Tackling the climate crisis and improving health by seeing the forest and the trees 

With COVID-19 came a shift in the ways people live and work. Research has shown that this shift resulted in reduced daily COemissions in the most intense period of the pandemic lockdowns. But COwill continue to rise unless we act.  

Altaf Arain believes that reversing climate change is viable if everyone works together. That’s why his work with the McMaster Centre for Climate Change involves researchers from multiple fields, joining forces with a single vision to secure the well-being of the planet.  

It will take researchers, governments, grassroots organizations and the public working together at the micro and macro levels to achieve real and lasting change, Arain says. And the time is now.

 

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