To remediation of anthropogenic climate change requires deep and sustained involvement by governments, communities, and individuals. Agro-economic modeling that optimizes crop yields and maximizes carbon recycling from photosynthesis coupled with zoning policies that minimize unnecessary vehicle-based travel due to urban sprawl will be necessary. Attendant active civic-political engagement in urban planning and risk mitigation procedures are all essential components of an effective, unified global climate change remediation initiative (Maddison, 2007; Hoa et al., 2017; Sarfo et al., 2019).
Implementation of agricultural biotechnology will likely include genetic engineering of drought-resistant crop strains that sustain food supplies while eliminating atmospheric carbon through expansion of biomass into previously inhospitable terrains (Unny, 2020). This approach will spare aquifers from unnecessary depredation and permit overtapped rivers to maintain flows sufficient to facilitate (carbon-neutral) hydropower stations. From a household perspective, communities may well be induced to implement bespoke building technologies that minimize greenhouse gas emissions from heating and cooling demands (Dhanushkodi et al., 2022).
An admixture of government-sponsored and private-sector initiatives will prove themselves necessary for the efficient implementation of any eventually ratified protocols. The precise balance of these initiatives will be mandated separately by different nation-states as they navigate prevailing political and economic headwinds. Resulting domestic implementation strategies (at the level of households) will have to be combined with hazard mitigation planning and risk assessment to ensure that transitioning national economies are able to adequately serve their stakeholders while meeting or exceeding statutory obligations (Noy, 2022; Mittag, 2012; Füssel, 2007).
The energy sector shall have to adapt nimbly to possibly contradictory regulatory and consumer-dependent variables that will arise across state and national borders. To this end, regular reviews of nations’ progressive implementations of international emission control standards will be necessary, although there is currently no competent body in possession of sufficiently broad legal authority (Gonick & Errett, 2018; Pawełczyk, 2018). The private sector, and not the government sector, will be a (and perhaps the) most important collaborator in the implementation of relevant international initiatives (Zilberman, 2014).
Author: Jonathan Kenigson
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