In recent years climate change has become one of the most critical issues for the future of the planet and it is considered to be one of the greatest environmental, social and economic threats, with far-reaching and global consequences.
A huge number of studies have been carried out on climate change, which have clearly demonstrated above all an increase in atmospheric greenhouse gases, which are causing global warming. The global concentration of these gases is increasing mainly due to human activities, such as the combustion of fossil fuels, deforestation and some industrial processes.
The European Union is at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change and has made many policy changes in different areas in order to achieve better results.
This is why the Presidents and the Secretaries-General of the Economic and Social Councils in the European Union, in the course of their annual meeting in Malta, between 27 and 28 November 2008, decided that “climate change” would be one of the important themes in the “CESlink” cooperation network portal.
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