Submitted by: People and Water
Implemented country: Slovakia
Title: Košice Civic Protocol on Water, Vegetation and Climate Change (and COP15)
The uniqueness of the Earth from the climatic point of view is the result of a combination of favourable conditions, in particular the evolution of life over the course of several long geological periods.
It was above all micro-organisms and later also plants which over billions of years changed the physical and chemical environment of our planet, optimizing and later stabilizing certain parameters, including the climatic ones such as temperature and humidity, and the chemical composition of water, soil and the atmosphere. In this way they created the necessary conditions for the emergence of life as we know it today.