Assignment: Climate Change

Feb 3rd, 2012
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Because of human activities, the overall weather patterns and conditions of the planet have changed over time. This has brought diverse effects on various ecosystems. To mitigate the impacts, various initiatives have been introduced among which is climate change financing.

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?1.0 IntroductionBecause of human activities, the overall weather patterns and conditions of the planet have changed over time. This has brought diverse effects on various ecosystems. To mitigate the impacts, various initiatives have been introduced among which is climate change financing. Gender has been included in climate change financing in order to give it a perspective because it has been gender blind since inception. Climate change financing is designed in such a way that it has means and ways of being implemented, tools with which to be implemented and procedures that are followed. This essay will discuss climate change financing and gender, explaining the instruments, mechanisms and modalities involved. A conclusion will end the discourse. According to Maskell and Johnson (2001: 5), climate change means "a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods." Climate involves temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind and precipitation. It is the average weather over a long period. Alterations in the quantity of atmospheric greenhouse gases determine the amount of solar energy retained by the planet leading to global warming or global cooling. This results in significant and lasting changes in the statistical distribution of weather patterns (Edwards, Miller and Clark, 2001). Babugura (2

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