* Date : 2018-10-22
Various disasters like heat waves, typhoons and earthquakes have hit many parts of the world this year. According to a report by the UNISDR, climate-related disasters have caused $2.25 tril. in damage over the past two decades. The international community has agreed to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 to cope with climate change and maintain the Earth's temperature rise below 2°C.
Against this backdrop, the Korea Carbon Forum was held in Pyeongchang, Gangwon Province, to urge the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to reduce carbon emissions, which are considered the main cause of the rise in global temperatures.
Korea is considered a role model for developing countries in dealing with climate change.
On this week's [The Point: World Affairs], we will find out whether international efforts to cope with climate change, which affects severity and frequency, are being implemented well, and what measures are being taken to deal with climate change over the long term.
1. Is the international community poorly responding to climate change, which is affecting the severity and frequency of natural disasters?
2. What is the Paris Agreement and is it being implemented well?
3. What is the significance of the carbon forum being held in Korea?
4. What is the carbon emission market and its potential?
5. The significance of America's withdrawal from Paris Agreement and China's role
6. What is the future potential of renewable energy as an alternative for geothermal energy?