Role Of Ethics In Combating Climate Change

Much as the burden of climate change is primarily felt by developing countries such as Kenya. FILE PHOTO | NMG

By Business Daily

The impacts of climate change will persistently threaten the global world and consequently pose serious challenges of skewed vulnerabilities, intergenerational effects and ecological justice if collective perspective is not considered in addressing the relevance of key ethical concerns, such as fairness and responsibility in harnessing climate change.

Much as the burden of climate change is primarily felt by developing countries such as Kenya. It is important noting that countries have a collective responsibility in attenuating climate change disaster-related risks. Since the harsh effects of climate change affects all of us, we should take in upon us initiating climate mitigation and adaptation actions to reduce the impact of global warming on our common home.

As the adverse effects of prolonged drought and flood episodes continue to intensify and spread, the power of Kenya to feed its growing population is put to test. The increased population of 47.8 million coupled with increased soil erosion due to floods and drought are to blame for the reducing size of arable land. Nonetheless, combined with low commodity prices and unavailability of ready markets, unfavorable weather events pose a serious threat to agriculture as a source of food, income and employment, mainly for the youth. Read more>>

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