Has The World Kept Pace With Climate Risks And Impacts?
Global warming, the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, global supply shortages, and more. In recent years, these topics have been surrounding people’s daily life. Countries are also actively working on these issues, and people are seeking the best way to live healthier and better lives. Supplements, nutritional supplements, and other related products have become trusted choices, and products containing Potassium Iodide KI Powder, Bulk Carnitine Base Powder, and other ingredients are very popular. But do our individual and national adaptation plans in doing so keep pace with climate risks and impacts?
UNEP Finds A Key Problem – Funding
In its 2022 adaptation gap report titled “Too Little, Too Slow – Climate Adaption Failure Puts World At Risk,” the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said that while many countries around the world are grappling with the climate crisis, action will not. The risks of not keeping up with the real world and the impact on the planet and people. The report comes ahead of COP27, the climate change conference in Egypt this month. While 80% of countries have at least one national adaptation planning tool, such as agriculture, water, and ecosystems, more attention is paid to vulnerable groups such as women and indigenous peoples, UNEP said. But a lack of funding has in the past prevented state-developed planning tools from having a wider impact.
Inger Andersen, executive director of UNEP, said that we need funding to turn adaptation plans into action. In 2020, international adaptation financial inflows to developing countries reached $29 billion, but more is required by 2023. Roughly $16-340 billion is needed to bring about real change. This leaves a huge gap, almost 5-10 times the size of the 2020 adaptation funding. This funding is also necessary to face the ongoing war in Ukraine, global supply shortages, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The reason is that all of this has led to a confluence of energy, food security, and cost of living crises.
Anderson said that climate adaptation is not a priority right now. Even if all promises are fulfilled immediately, the reality is that climate change will be with us for decades to come. The poorest continue to pay the price for our inaction. Therefore, we must devote time, energy, resources, and planning to adaptation actions.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres claims that people and countries should approach climate adaptation with a serious attitude of reflecting the equal values of all members of the human family. Now is the time for global climate adaptation reform. Put aside the excuses and pick up the toolbox to solve the problem.
Both Inger Andersen and Antonio Guterres said that governments, businesses, and citizens worldwide must support the Glasgow climate pact, starting with COP27, a climate change conference held in Egypt this month.
The ‘Climate Crisis’ Cannot And Should Not Be Turned Into A ‘Climate Catastrophe’
The 2022 Emissions Gap report released last month showed that the Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement pointed to global warming of 2.4-2.6°C by the end of the century. Also, while the world needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 45% to get on track to limit global warming, it is worth mentioning the commitment made at last year’s Glasgow Climate Summit – to reduce projected greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 reduced to less than 1%.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s study shows that the crisis intensifies for every tenth of a degree Celsius increase in climate risk.
This trend means that adaptation must take center stage alongside mitigation in the global response to climate change, UNEP said.
Anderson also added that the 2022 Emissions Gap Report reflects that the world is sliding from a “climate crisis” to a “climate catastrophe.” If we are serious about the issue of climate change, we must initiate a system-wide transformation now. We need to fundamentally redesign the power sector, the transport sector, the building sector, and the food system. We need to reform the financial system so that it can finance the transformation we cannot escape. Therefore, I urge every country, and every government, to carefully study the solutions presented in this report and incorporate them into their climate commitments. I urge private companies to start modifying their production and business models accordingly. I urge every public or private investor to put their money into a net-zero world. This is how we can open the closed window for climate action and start bringing everyone together to change our world.
Businesses Contribute To The Global Crisis – Ethical Integrity
In September this year, London held the annual general meeting of the International Federation of Cosmetic Chemists Associations. At the conference, prominent British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt told beauty and personal care professionals that businesses must tackle the growing global crisis by ensuring “moral integrity.” Ethical integrity means investing in ethical actions and priorities, from ingredient sourcing and product formulation to processing, production, human rights, and a living wage. Doing this at scale is complex and challenging. But today, it’s essential for global businesses.
Supplement Ingredients And Their Efficacy Are In The Spotlight
– Potassium Iodide KI Powder, Bulk L-Carnitine base powder, etc.
This concept is also highly relevant for food and beverage companies. Just like the nutraceutical industry, because people are starting to pay attention and deeply understand that the global crisis will bring some force majeure effects on themselves, people naturally pursue some emerging, healthy products and things to help themselves reduce damage.
For example, during the wars in Ukraine and Russia, people are worried about the effect of radioactive iodine on the body caused by the outbreak of “nuclear war.” Starting this year, Americans, retailers, government agencies, etc., have begun to purchase potassium iodide drugs that contain potassium iodide KI powder in large quantities. Because the FDA shows that potassium iodide KI powder can help stop radioactive iodine that can cause damage to the thyroid gland from entering the thyroid. When people take a medicine that contains Potassium Iodide KI Powder, the thyroid absorbs the non-radioactive iodine in the medicine, protecting people’s thyroid.
Because for a while, the public’s demand for potassium iodide drugs was too great, and the supply was in short supply. Supplement raw material suppliers also launched Potassium Iodide KI Powder in due course. Mass Potassium Iodide KI Powder production to achieve the current market supply and demand balance.
And in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, people have also begun to pay attention to their own health.
Adults, especially young adults, are starting to frequent the gym. Women are more to exercise and lose weight to achieve a healthy goal, and men are more for improving endurance and sports performance to achieve a healthier body. Therefore, they do not only rely on mechanical exercise but also seek a healthy diet to improve their fitness. Currently, nutritional supplement products containing carnitine, such as bulk L-carnitine base powder, acetyl l-carnitine powder, etc., are the best ingredient choices for weight loss. Products containing creatine monohydrate powder 200mesh are the best nutritional supplements for sports and fitness.
Or in recent years, the health of the elderly has also attracted the attention of researchers. Many ingredients beneficial to the elderly have been known to one after another. For example:
For people with geriatric diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Alpha GPC powder is effective.
There is also the continuous innovation of functional foods, which makes these ingredients that help the body more convenient and diverse in people’s vision. If you need to go to the gym, sports drinks are a good fitness companion; if you are going to travel, energy-based cookies are the best motivation for travel; if you’re a learning kid, the brain-boosting gummies are the best learning support.
In addition, there are many, many choices. The efficacy of these ingredients has been concluded through many research experiments and is trustworthy. It can also be seen that the prospect of the current supplement market is very impressive, which is the result of the global environment and its own concept of pursuing health. Food and beverage companies need to pay attention to this, and in response to the worldwide crisis, innovative product development is the best move.