Spain


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Determine the population of the country you have selected and any other facts/stats on your country that you deem relevant (geographic location, climate etc). A picture of the country’s flag should also be provided.
-Spain has a total population of 40,448,191 people
- Average temperature in the last 100 years has risen slightly more in Spain than the rest of the EU. (1ºC compared with 0.9º C). This increase has been as much as 2ºC in regions such as Murcia . This has been accompanied by falls in precipitation in southern Spain of around 23% in the last 30 years. The EEA currently predicts a rise in average temperature in Spain of around 4 degrees by 2080. Extreme summers like the 2003 spell are likely to become four times as common in Spain and southern Europe. Sea level has risen over last 100 years by an average of 2.2 millimeters a year at Vigo, compared to 3.5 millimeters in Cantabria. Erosion and coastal regression has increased along the Mediterranean.

What is the overall environmental aa_jason.JPGhealth status of your country? Identify a major landmark/area within your country that is experiencing environmental issues.
Discuss the human impacts that may lead to the environmental damage highlighted above.
What strategies are the government bodies or other groups within your country implementing to combat the environmental issues?Plan of Urgent Measures with over 80 actions aimed at further reducing Spain’s emissions. These measures are expected to reduce GHG emissions by up to 12.2MTCO2-eq per year















Are the strategies being implemented above going to make a significant difference? How/why? Is there another way they could combat the issue? What is your opinion?
no there is not enough action going on to prevent climate change
Looking at the effects of climate change on a global scale, will your country be affected by a rise in sea levels? Discuss how the Antarctic melting may lead to dire effects on the land and broader population. look at picture above
What is your country doing in regards to sustainable energy sources?
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pain is pushing to make a decline in non-renewable energy and an increase of solar panels .This effort has had a massive effect with a reduction in greenhouse gases.

Has your country signed on the Kyoto protocol?
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pain has signed the Kyoto protocol on the 29th of April 1998 and the date of ratifiction was on the 31st of May 2002.



(2007) estimates on the costs of stabilising GHG concentrations

Concentrations (ppm CO2-eq)
Temperature increase
World GDP loss (%)
2030
2050


590 - 710
3.2 - 4.9
-0.6 – 1.2
-1 – 2
535 – 590
2 - 3.2
0.2 – 2.5
0 – 4
445 - 535
2 - 2.8
<3
<3 - <5.5